Hundreds of Syrian refugees in the German city of Dortmund held a memorial vigil to pay tribute to the fallen hero Abdul Basset Sarout who was killed in the battles against the Assad regime forces in the countryside of Hama.
On Tuesday, Syrian refugees in Hamburg in northern German held a vigil in memory of Sarout, who they dubbed as ‘the guardian of the revolution.” The participants also held a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Syrian conflict.
Hundreds of Syrian refugees in the German capital Berlin gathered to pay tribute to Sarout as they reaffirmed their commitment to the revolution until the achievement of all of its goals. They also chanted slogans demanding the overthrow of the regime.
The participants reaffirmed commitment to the goals for which thousands of Syrians have sacrificed their lives since the beginning of the Syrian revolution back in 2011.
Syrian activists noted that these gatherings inside and outside Syria reflected the Syrian people’s continued commitment to the revolution and its symbols as well as to the overthrow of the Assad regime as key to ending the Syrian tragedy.
The Syrian Coalition on Saturday mourned the death of Sarout, describing him as one of the truest symbols of the Syrian revolution. The Coalition stressed that through “Sarout’s message of sacrifice and giving, we remember the fundamental goals of the revolution for which Sarout fought along with the rest of our fallen heroes, namely the goals of freedom, justice and equality.”
Born in the city of Homs in 199, Sarout was a popular football player before his local club Al-Karama dismissed him because of his support for the revolution in early 2011.
Sarout led the anti-regime demonstrations in his hometown before taking up arms against the Assad regime forces in 2013. He died on Saturday from injuries sustained in battles against the Assad regime in the countryside of Hama. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)