Protests and vigils were held in cities across the world on Tuesday and Wednesday to show solidarity with civilians in eastern Aleppo and to denounce the international community’s inaction over the atrocious crimes being committed against civilians by the Assad regime and its allies in the ravaged city.
In Turkey, thousands took to the streets in Istanbul and Ankara to show solidarity with civilians in Aleppo who are now at the mercy of the Assad regime and Iranian-backed sectarian militias. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Russian Embassy in Ankara to condemn the ongoing onslaught on eastern Aleppo, while a bigger demonstration came out in front of the Russian Consulate in Istiklal Street in Istanbul. In addition to the Syrian community in Turkey, many Turkish civil organizations and bodies also took part in the demonstrations.
In the French capital Paris, hundreds gathered in front of the Interior Ministry near the Elysee Palace, where protestors denounced what they described as complicity by the United States and the United Nations in the ongoing carnage in Aleppo. They also condemned the silence of the international community over the humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo. They called upon the French government of to take action to stop these massacres and ensure the opening of safe corridors for civilians to get out of eastern Aleppo.
In the Lebanese capital Beirut, dozens of protesters took to the streets to condemn the brutal massacres taking place in Aleppo. Political activist in the Lebanese Future Movement Nawal Almudallali said: “We are here to mourn the conscience of the international community and the United Nations who have failed to assume their humanitarian duties and has remained silent over the tragedy unfolding in Syria.”
The Syrian Coalition on Tuesday called upon the free people all over the world to protest outside the Russian and Iranian embassies to condemn the war crimes their forces are committing in Syria and to show solidarity with the people of Aleppo.
Regime forces are pounding the remaining rebel pocket in eastern Aleppo with tanks, aircraft, and artillery fire. Nearly, 100,000 civilians, of whom 60% are women and children, are currently trapped inside a 2-sq area in the neighborhood of Sukkari and parts of Saif Addawua.
Member of the Coalition’s political committee Yasser Farhan said that the atrocious crimes taking place in Aleppo cannot be carried out by a civilized country in the 21st century, but by a mafia-like state and medieval criminals. He stressed the need for all free peoples around the world to stand against these heinous crimes and demand their immediate cessation.
Member of the Coalition Dima Moussa stressed that failure of the Security Council in Syria makes it imperative that all the free people around the world stand in solidarity with civilians in Aleppo. She added that these civilians are under real threat of being slaughtered, murdered and raped by Assad regime and Iranian-backed foreign militias. She called for people across the world to demonstrate outside the Russian and Iranian embassies and to put pressure on their national governments to stop the genocide taking place in Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office + Agencies)