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Boston demonstrators demand more help for Syrians

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 01:19

A crowd converges on Boston's Copley Square to demand the United States allow more Syrian refugees into the country. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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They came out to Boston's Copley Square in solidarity for the Syrian people. Raising their voices and demanding the United States take in more Syrian refugees. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED MAN, SAYING: "I want the government of the United States to show more support to the refugees, to accept more refugees and to help Europe. I don't believe this is just a European crisis. This is a world crisis." World leaders are struggling to find a unified response to the crisis, where more than 500,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year alone. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED MAN, SAYING: "Maybe they can resettle some refugees in the United States." The protesters will soon get what they want. During a visit to Germany on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the U.S. would take in 15,000 more refugees from around the world next year, increasing the current level to 85,000. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY, SAYING: "...it is not a ceiling, it's a floor of 10,000 over the next year from Syria specifically..." Most of the migrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Syria itself has seen FOUR years of civil war.

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Boston demonstrators demand more help for Syrians

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 01:19