A protest will be held at Bangor Clock Tower on Saturday 14th April against the UK government potentially engaging in war in Syria.

The conflict in Syria has been ongoing for over 7 years, forcing over 5.5 million people to flee the country and over 500,000 to lose their lives.

Medical sources say dozens of people were killed earlier this month, including children, during the alleged toxic bombing of the formerly rebel-held town of Douma, in the Eastern Ghouta region.

Government Ministers at a cabinet meeting said it was “highly likely” the Assad regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack. Cabinet ministers have agreed “on the need to take action” in Syria to “deter the further use of chemical weapons”, Downing Street has said.

There have been calls from opposition parties and some Conservative MPs for Parliament to have a vote beforehand. Sources say the Prime Minister is prepared to take action against the Assad regime without first seeking Parliamentary consent.

The protest organisers said: “A conflict that started out as a civil war has escalated into a multi-actor proxy war with money, weapons and fighters flooding in from all over the world to persue their own interests.

“While we do not condone the recent gas attacks, we do not feel that engaging in conflict, at further cost to innocent life, is the appropriate response.

“Join us to send a clear message that we do not want the UK government to engage in war.”

Speakers will include Hywel Williams MP, Anna Jane Evans (Cymdeithas y Cymod) Cllr Catrin Wager and Hywel Davies (Bangor & Ynys Mon Peace and Justice Group)

Where: Bangor Clock Tower

When: Saturday 14th April 2018 at 17:30hrs.