A mass rally was held by Syrians and friends of the Syrian people in Berlin yesterday to commemorate the Ghouta massacre carried out by the Assad regime two years ago and to show solidarity with the all victims of Assad’s war on the Syrian people. The rally was held at the invitation of the Syrian National Coalition’s foreign mission in Berlin and the Syrian community in Germany.
A large number of Syrians and friends of the Syrian people gathered in front of the historic Brandenburg Gate in downtown Berlin on Friday, August 21. Participants held placards decrying Assad’s massacres and demanding that he is held accountable for the Ghouta massacre. They also slammed the international community’s continued silence and inaction towards what is happening in Syria and outrage at letting Assad get away with this appalling crime.
The Syrian Coalition’s representative in Germany Bassam Abdullah delivered a speech calling upon the German government not to stand idly towards what is happening in Syria. He also calls for pushing towards solving the Syrian crisis in favor of the Syrian people who aspire for freedom and dignity. He also said that Germany suffered from the scourge of fascism, terrorism, and gassing of innocent civilians, and that it could not have defeated tyranny had it not been for the help of the international community. Abdullah thanked the German government for its humanitarian position towards the Syrian people, adding that Germany is ranked first in terms of helping the Syrians and the reception of refugees.
The rally included observing minute of silence for the victims in Syria and and chants, poems by well-known Syrian activists, journalists and politicians as well as paintings and placards that portray the tragedy in Syria.
The attendees included well-known German and Arab media figures and delegates from the German Foreign Ministry. (Source: Syrian Coalition)