Over 100 people attended a rally in Bangor on Saturday evening against the UK government’s decision to bomb Syria.
The air strikes were in response to a suspected poison gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend that killed at least 70 people.
More than 100 missiles were fired against Syrian targets. The attack involved US and French warships, a US submarine and warplanes from the UK, US and French air forces.
Prime Minister Theresa May will address parliament on Monday as to why she joined the US-led effort without first asking MPs and with public support for military action in Syria only at 22 per cent, according to a YouGov poll.
Several speakers addressed the crowd at the rally in Bangor, including Hywel Williams MP for Arfon, Liz Saville-Roberts MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Mary Gwen Griffiths Clarke (Labour Candidate for Arfon), Mohammed Mabrook (Pobl i Bobl – Lecturer at the School of Electronic Engineering, Bangor University) Anna Jane Evans (Cymdeithas y Cymod) Cllr Catrin Wager (Menai ward Bangor) and Hywel Davies (Bangor & Ynys Mon Peace and Justice Group).
Hywel Williams MP said: “There is a question about the legality of this matter, on Monday we will be questioning her (Theresa May) in a session we should have had before any action was taken.
“We condemn the military intervention in Syria which is likely to make the situation much worse, not only attacking Syria itself but it will also harden support for Assad. The people of Syria are paying the price for President Donald Trump’s narcissism.
“We condemn the use of chemical weapons, their use is illegal under international law, we call on every country who has chemical weapons to cease their production and development and to destroy their stocks.”
Mary Gwen Griffiths Clarke said: “I believe supporting missile attacks while the world’s biggest super-powers are in direct opposition is not just putting Britain in danger but the whole world in danger too.”