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Veterans protest at the gates of Downing Street

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By Euronews  with Reuters
Veterans protest at the gates of Downing Street

Veterans from several UK conflicts arrive at Downing Street.

They have come to throw their medals on the ground outside the Prime Minister’s London residence in protest at the Government’s decision to bomb Syria.

“They are ashamed they had to take part in those wars. The second world war was a necessary war. Most wars since have been totally unnecessary and avoidable.” said Second World War D-Day veteran Jim Radford.

Public support for air strikes falls

The UK lower house agreed to take part in air strikes on strategic targets in Syria last week.

Latest research, however, suggests support for action in Syria has fallen to its lowest level since September 2014.

Net support has dropped seven points but 48% of those polled still approve of action, compared to 31% who don’t.