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August 28, 2013

Striking Syria vs. #NoWarWithSyria

Netizens debate whether international military action is necessary in Syria.

A girl shouts slogans while taking part in a protest in front of the United Nations building in New York August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees Latif 

Opposition to foreign intervention in Syria has erupted online where thousands are tweeting in solidarity worldwide. The hashtags #NonALaGuerreEnSyrie, #NoALaGuerra, #NoWarWithSyria, and #لا_للحرب_على_سوريا‎, all of which roughly translate to "No to war with Syria," are trending worldwide.  
The United Nations, the US, the UK and France have ramped up rhetoric against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's regime and its alleged use of chemical weapons. Reports claim a military strike may come within days.