More than 100 people on Tuesday gathered in Schuman Square near the headquarters of the EU Council and the European Commission in the Belgian capital Brussels to protest against the brutal attacks by the Assad Russia and Russia on the liberated areas in Syria, especially in Aleppo. Demonstrators called for saving Aleppo and stopping the indiscriminate bombardment of civilians, slamming the international community’s “dubious” silence over the continued bombing and mass forced displacement of civilians by the Assad regime and its allies.
Demonstrators held placards reading “Save Aleppo,” “Stop the indiscriminate bombing of Aleppo,” and “silence of the international community kills the people of Aleppo.”
In a statement following the demonstration, protesters condemned the “killing of thousands of civilians in intense airstrikes by the Assad regime and Russian warplanes.”
The statement added that “many children and women have been killed in the recent intensive air raids on Aleppo,” calling upon the European Union to take urgent action to stop the bloodshed in Syria. It also called upon the world public opinion to “support all efforts to end the war in Syria.”
Regime forces and Iranian-backed militias, backed by Russian aerial cover, have laid siege on the rebel-held eastern parts of Aleppo for nearly a month. The blockade has caused severe shortages of food and medical supplies, threatening the lives of about 300,000 civilians trapped inside. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)