Dozens of Syrian and Lebanese activists on Sunday gathered in the Martyrs’ Square in central Beirut, the Lebanese capital, to mark the eighth anniversary of the Syrian revolution.
The activists held the flag of the Syrian revolution as well as signs calling for the release of detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime. They also called upon the international community to protect the peoples rising up against the oppression by the ruling regimes.
The activists also condemned the widespread violations of human rights in the Arab countries as they announced they were standing by all the peoples’ longing for freedom and dignity.
The participants in the rally stressed that the outbreak of the Arab Spring revolutions throughout the Arab world was an inevitable result of the repression and tyranny by the oppressive Arab regimes. They said that Syria was not an exception to the rest of the Arab countries.
“The Assad regime, which has so far killed nearly one million people and displaced more than eight million others, is trying to deceive the international community into believing that it protects the ethnic and religious minorities and that it is the only guarantor of security and stability in the region,” the activists said.
The Assad regime is known to have a track criminal record in Lebanon as it orchestrated the assassination of many Lebanese national personalities. It has also been involved in many terrorist bombings that targeted Lebanon’s security and stability as well as in supporting the Hezbollah terrorist militia. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)