WASHINGTON (Dispatches) -- Protests erupted in parts of the world, including U.S. and Britain, against the U.S.-led missile attack against Syria.
Angry demonstrators held a protest outside the White House in Washington, DC as they chanted "hands off Syria" and called for peace, not war.
Thousands of Greeks turned up at a rally and march in central Athens to protest the airstrikes against Syria.
The protesters gathered at Athens’ central Syntagma Square before marching to the U.S. Embassy, chanting anti-U.S. slogans and carrying banners. Some wrote on the pavement in red paint: "Americans, murderers of people.”
Police vehicles barricaded access to the embassy and protesters left peacefully.
Dimitris Koutsoumbas, the Communist Party’s leader, blasted Greek politicians for believing "flimsy excuses about a use of chemical weapons” by Syria. He also criticized their "subservience” to the EU and NATO, as well as their support for the occupying regime of Israel.
He told the crowd "the imperialists once again spill the blood of the local people. They destroy and splinter states by using fabricated evidence.”
Major media outlets in the West questioned the attack and what it had accomplished.
"Full of sound and fury – contrary to Donald Trump’s ‘mission accomplished’ tweet – the strikes may not signify much in Syria’s wider war,” the British daily the Guardian wrote.
"By most accounts, the strike essentially left in place the status quo on the ground,” the New York Times said.
"The strike brought home Mr. Trump’s competing impulses when it comes to Syria — on the one hand, his manful chest-thumping intended to demonstrate that he is the toughest one on the international block, and on the other, his deep conviction that American involvement in the Middle East since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has been a waste of blood and treasure," it added.