HUNDREDS of anti-war protesters took to the streets of Manchester to oppose Britain’s participation in the war in Syria.

Around 200 people gathered in Piccadilly Gardens on Saturday afternoon after MPs voted in favour of the UK mounting airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria on Wednesday.

Prime Minister David Cameron and 366 other MPs voted in favour while 223 voted against action in Syria after a 10-hour debate in the House of Commons.

The protest was organised by the Greater Manchester Stop the War Coalition and included representatives from the People’s Assembly, Trade Unions and other action groups.

A meeting will take place at The University of Manchester on Wednesday, December 9 to discuss the campaign and the coalition is organising an anti- war demonstration in London on Saturday, December 12.

Quays News reporter Carlie Foster was at the protest.

By Carlie Foster

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