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TA: Hundreds protest Syria massacre
Some 300 people rally in Tel Aviv in solidarity with pro-democracy protesters in Damascus

Some 300 people gathered in Tel Aviv Saturday night to support pro-democracy protesters in Syria and protest President Bashar Assad's brutal crackdown on dissidents.

 

The rally, titled "Stop the Syria massacre now," saw protesters urge the government to do all that it can to stop the carnage and Assad's regime.

 

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Singer Arkadi Duchin, who performed, told the rally: "It was important for me to be here tonight, not for any political reason – I'm simply against murder."

 


שלטים נגד המשטר הסורי בהפגנה  (צילום: מוטי קמחי)

Protest against Syria massacre in Tel Aviv (Photo: Moti Kimchi)

 

Protest organizer Shirley Ingber Cohen said she was moved to organize the rally after seeing a news report about Homs.

 

"All I could imagine was the helplessness of Syrian mothers, who promise to always protect their children… I saw (the report), I saw Assad's animals wreak havoc and horror and grief all around them with nothing stopping them, forging ahead without the smallest sliver of human compassion… and I just couldn’t breathe."

 

Protest organizer Orly Bar-Lev told Ynet that "We came here tonight to be heard. It's inconceivable that people are being butchered not far from here and we remain silent.

 

"We're here to express our solidarity with the Syrian people and we urge the international community to intervene and put an end to this awful massacre," she said.

 

 

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