Protests in UK, Spain as momentum builds to join Syria strikes

British actor Mark Rylance attends a protest in London on November 28, 2015, against proposed UK involvement in air strikes on Islamic State in SyriaSome 5,000 people protested in London Saturday against potential British participation in Syria airstrikes, as political momentum mounted to broaden the fight against Islamic State (IS) jihadists. Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday laid out the case for British jets, already bombing IS targets in Iraq, to join France, the United States and others in targeting IS strongholds in neighbouring Syria. A parliamentary vote on bombing Syria is expected as early as next week, and many formerly reluctant politicians are thought to have changed their minds after the Paris attacks.

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