The Russian-backed ongoing aerial campaign on Aleppo and the horrific massacres and destruction Assad’s jets have been wreaking in the city continue to spark worldwide outrage. Several demonstrations and sit-ins were staged in front of Russian embassies and headquarters of UN organizations in many Arab and foreign capitals on Monday.
Demonstrators called upon the international community to act urgently to save the city which is as on the brink of a humanitarian disaster according to UN agencies.
Hundreds of residents of eastern Ghouta suburb near Damascus demonstrated in various parts of the suburb in solidarity with the people of Aleppo. They condemned the massacres being perpetrated by the regime and Russian warplanes and the targeting of civilians in the city.
Students of the Faculty of Medicine in the town of Kafr Takharim in rural Idlib organized a sit-in to condemn the targeting of humanitarian and medical centers in Aleppo.
In Gaza, Palestine, demonstrators closed the United Nations headquarters in the city and draped a big red banner on its entrance to protest the massacres being committed in Aleppo as well as to condemn the international community’s’ silence about the war crimes regime forces are carrying out in the city.
In the Jordanian capital Amman, students of the Jordanian University organized a sit-in to show solidarity with the people of Aleppo.
Kuwaiti activists and former MPs held a sit-in under the theme “Aleppo is burning.” The former MPs called for recognizing an international day of outrage for Aleppo and ending the injustice against its people.
In Egypt’s Alexandria, women gathered to protest against the ongoing carnage in Aleppo and across Syria.
Tunisian parties denounced the regime’s aerial campaign on Aleppo, calling for international organizations to intervene to protect civilians in the city. These parties include Tunisia the Will which was founded by former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, Al-Nahda Movement and the Democratic Party.
In Istanbul, dozens staged a sit-in at dawn on Monday outside Mehrimah Sultan mosque in solidarity with Aleppo. Participants at the sit-in held placards reading “salute to the Syrian resistance in its sixth year,” and “We stand by the resisting Syrian people.” Participants also burned the Russian flag and images of Russian President Vladimir Putin and chanted slogans denouncing Russia and Iran.
In the German capital Berlin, dozens of Syrian refugees and residents of Berlin gathered outside the Russian embassy and at Brandenburg Gate demanding that Moscow pull out of Syria. They also called on the UN to intervene in order to stop the killing of children and women in Aleppo.
Regime forces, backed by Russian air force, have resumed aerial bombing of the rebel-held areas of Aleppo since April 21, after a brief hiatus, hitting the city with dozens of deadly airstrikes that left hundreds killed or injured. The regime’s bombing has not spared hospitals, civil defense centers, and civilian homes, causing the humanitarian situation to deteriorate dramatically.
The United Nations expressed deep concern about the targeting of hospitals and medical facilities, describing the acts as “a clear violation of international law.” (Source: Al Jazeera)