Anti-war protesters rallied outside 10 Downing Street in London on Friday, urging the British government to ignore growing calls for military intervention in Syria. The rally largely passed off peacefully, although several demonstrators were arrested for blocking the road. Stop the War Coalition activist Shabil feared the consequences of foreign intervention. “I think there's a very real... Еще chance of a direct conflict with Russia if we do intervene in this way, which is not something that anyone should want.” France, the US and UK have threatened to take action against the Syrian government after it allegedly used chemical weapons on civilians in Douma. Syria and Russia have both denied the chemical weapons allegations, calling them 'staged' and a 'fabrication'.