Members of several community organizations gathered at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa on Saturday to protest the possibility of military intervention in Syria.
U.S. President Barack Obama, who has talked repeatedly of reprisals against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the alleged use of chemical weapons, announced Saturday he has decided to defer any immediate action in order to seek congressional authorization.
Congress is scheduled to return from a summer break on Sept. 9.
Al-Assad said on Sunday that Syria was capable of confronting any external aggression and that threats of a U.S. strike would not discourage the country from a fight against what it described as "terrorism."
In Ottawa Saturday, members of Nowar-Paix and Solidarity Syria marched from the Human Rights Monument on Elgin Street to the U.S. Embassy as part of a protest, saying the United States should stay out of Syria.
In the video above, the protesters told the CBC's Sherry Aske they want a peaceful resolution, and that outside interference is not the answer to the tragic events that have been unfolding in Syria.