Protesters across the the globe have been standing solidarity with the people of Aleppo, who are being slaughtered by government forces in what a UN spokesperson described as a “a complete meltdown of humanity.” The UN has called the conflict in Syria the biggest humanitarian crisis of our era, which has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths.
Dozens gathered outside of the Dearborn Michigan City Hall yesterday for the solemn vigil to denounce the “merciless crimes committed by the Assad regime and its allies.”
“We don’t endorse ISIS and their methodology,” a resident, flying a Syrian flag, told WWJ Newsradio 950 at the protest. “But people are way exaggerating in the media the ISIS effect versus the [Bashar] Assad effect. You can’t just turn a blind eye over chemical weapons and dirty bombs and weapons of mass destruction and just zoom in to one person and butchering. I’m not saying that this is right, but people are really — just when they say ‘ISIS and Assad,’ then there’s a mistake, there’s a problem.”
All across the globe, people are taking action with protests, vigils, and other acts calling attention to the atrocities in Syria.