Demonstrations swept across many towns and villages in Syria on Wednesday to show solidarity with the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta which is coming under a ferocious bombing campaign by regime forces who are backed by Russian air force.
Hundreds of people held a sit-in in the town of Rastan north of Homs in solidarity with towns and villages of eastern Ghouta. Protestors condemned the silence of the international community and the United Nations towards the “genocide” against people of eastern Ghouta. They called on FSA and rebel groups to unite and open new battlefronts against regime forces to ease the pressure on the Damascus suburb.
Activists in the town of Azaz in northern rural Aleppo also held a sit-in in solidarity with people of eastern Ghouta. They held signs condemning the massacres taking place against unarmed civilians and children in the Damascus suburb.
In the province of Dara’a, dozens of people took to the streets of the town of Nawa and in central Dara’a to demand an end to the bombing on eastern Ghouta and that Bashar al-Assad and his clique are held accountable.
Demonstrators in Dara’a chanted slogans in solidarity with Ghouta, including “O Ghouta we are with until death” and “the people want to open the battlefronts.”
Assad regime forces and the Iranian-backed militias, backed with Russian aerial support, have launched a fierce military campaign on besieged eastern Ghouta claiming the lives of hundreds of civilians in the past three days.
Meanwhile, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical charity said that the medical facilities it supports in eastern Ghouta said they were receiving “large numbers of people who were killed and wounded.” It pointed out that at least 13 hospitals and clinics were destroyed in the past three days which reduces the ability to provide health care for the civilian population at a time when there is in increasing need for medical services. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)