(WXYZ) - Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the escalating violence in Iraq by ISIS, a militant group.
Local Iraqi American's chanted, carried red crosses, and held signs that read "Stop ISIS" during the protest in Sterling Heights.
Rock Shaina says his brother was forced to leave his home.
"They left a full house empty for those Islamic people to come over and take everything," said Shaina.
The president ordered airstrikes in Iraq to protect U.S. citizens and those who are trapped on the mountains.
Some of the protestors are calling for the government to deploy troops to stop the violence.
Numerous members of the Muslim community also showed their support
In Iraq, homes of Christians were marked with an Arabic symbol; Protesters today wore t-shirts with the same symbol as a sign of unity.