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Local teen spearheads anti-war protest in Scotia


SCOTIA, N.Y. -- A group of local teens will take to the streets Saturday to express their opinions on possible U.S. involvement in Syria.

It's not every day you see a couple of teenage girls taking the last week of summer break to decorate antiwar signs

"I am just the type of person that when I see something wrong I want to do something about it," says 17-year-old Emily Costa. "I don't think we can afford it is not worth losing lives because we really don't have enough information to tell the American people to support this."

As President Barack Obama says he has not made a final decision about a military strike against the country, the American public and political leaders continue to speak out against involvement.

Costa is spearheading a protest scheduled for Saturday, August 31st at 2 p.m. near Collins Park in Scotia. Her goal is to get youth educated and get them fired up.

"If we stand up and say ‘no this is not ok,' then maybe someone will pay attention to us for once," she says.


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