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Protest for Syria

October 27, 2012

Yesterday, on the first day of Eid al-Adha, a crowd of about 300 men, women and children gathered to pray and protest across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan to call for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad. As the sun’s early morning pink light covered the square, tan buildings of the city, the prayer for Eid rang out.

After the prayer finished, the protest began. People adorned in “Free Syria” scarves, face paint and even a full-face mask chanted against the regime. Women wiped tears from their faces as men danced and vehemently responded to the people on stage stirring the crowd. Children raised their fists alongside their mothers, and sat on top of their father’s shoulders, waving Syrian revolutionary flags in the air.

The demonstration lasted a little more than an hour and a half before people began to disperse. The well-organized protests are likely to continue as the 19-month conflict in Syria shows no signs of abating.

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  1. Refugee Archives at UEL permalink
    October 29, 2012 12:17 pm

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