Syrians pitched more tents on Monday (September 2), the second day of a campaign to organise human shields at potential targets in Damascus in case of a military strike against the country.

U.S. President Barack Obama has asked for Congressional approval for a military strike against Syria, after Washington blamed President Bashar al-Assad's forces for killing some 1,400 civilians in a chemical weapons attack last month.

Syria blames the attack on rebels seeking to overthrow Assad.

Organisers of the "Over our bodies" campaign said they were getting calls from all over the world, with people wanting to join the activity.

Under the campaign, people plan to sleep under the tents at the landmark Mount Qassioun in Damascus.

Participants have vowed to stay in the tents until the strikes are called off, or they are killed in military operation.

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