Syrian activists launched an online campaign titled “Day of Rage for Homs” to protest against the forced mass displacement of Homs residents by the Assad regime. The campaign called on all the Syrian people to defend Syria’s unity and foil the regime’s plans to divide the country along sectarian lines.
Organizers of the campaign said that that the Syrian people should not remain silent on this total disregard for their right to live in a unified country, stressing that the Syrian people will hold accountable all those who try to divide the country.
The campaign condemned the regime’s attempts to force residents of the district of Alwaer and towns and villages of northern rural Homs out of their homes through brutal bombardment and siege.
Organizers of the campaign regretted that the United Nations and a number of countries were complicit in the forced mass displacement through which the Assad regime seeks to bring about a demographic change in Syria. They added that these policies are met with complete indifference by the international humanitarian organizations and friends of the Syrian people.
Organizers of the campaign called on the Arab peoples to stand by the Syrian people and protest against the Assad regime plans. They also called on the Free Syrian Army groups to close ranks and defend Homs, the capital of the revolution.
Organizers of the campaign urged all Syrians to express rage, in action and words, against the regime’s attempts to empty Homs of its residents backed by its Iranian and Russian allies. They warned that the regime desperately seeks to take full control of Homs province, whose location in central Syria makes it strategically very important. (Source: Syrian Coalition)