Demonstration in Berlin calls for solidarity with the people of Idlib, Syria

Demonstration in Berlin calls for solidarity with the people of Idlib, Syria

Several dozen Syrian activists protested in Berlin against the continuing bombardments of the Idlib region, still held by opposition rebel groups, by the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad and his ally Russia.

According to reports from residents, the regime is continuing its well-known tactic of attacking civilian targets such as hospitals.

The background is the ongoing fighting for the province of Idlib in Syria, which includes up to three million civilians. The region is still partly held by insurgents. Many civilians were previously driven to Idlib by the Syrian army and its allies from other provinces and are now trapped there. Russia and the al-Assad regime are accused of systematically carrying out a campaign against civilians by bombing hospitals and other civilian facilities.

Berlin vigil on the 6th anniversary of the chemical weapons attack in East Ghouta, Syria

Berlin vigil on the 6th anniversary of the chemical weapons attack in East Ghouta, Syria

Several dozen Syrian activists and supporters protest in Berlin against the continuing bombardments of the Idlib region, still held by opposition rebel groups, by the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad and his ally Russia.

According to reports from residents, the regime is continuing its well-known tactic of attacking civilian targets such as hospitals.

The background to this is the ongoing fighting for the province of Idlib in Syria, which includes up to three million civilians. The region is still partly held by insurgents. Many civilians were previously driven to Idlib by the Syrian army and its allies from other provinces and are now trapped there. Russia and the al-Assad regime are accused of systematically carrying out a campaign against civilians by bombing hospitals and other civilian facilities.

Solidarity in Berlin with the Democracy Movement in Hong Kong

Solidarity in Berlin with the Democracy Movement in Hong Kong

Several dozen activists gathered on 17.08.2019 in Berlin in front of the Brandenburg Gate to show their support for the democracy movement in Hong Kong that has been going on for months.

On signs and in short speeches they pointed out the police violence in Hong Kong.

Some demonstrators blindfolded an eye with a bandage symbolically soaked in "blood". This is seen as accusation and solidarity with the victims through police violence. A demonstrator had lost an eye through police action.

The background is mass protests by hundreds of thousands of people in Hong Kong against a planned law that would allow citizens to be extradited to the People's Republic of China. Due to the lack of the rule of law in China, this led to prolonged demonstrations in the Special Administrative Zone, which was returned to China by Great Britain in 1997. Since then, the principle of "one country, two systems" has applied, guaranteeing democratic freedoms for Hong Kong citizens.

Although head of government Carrie Lam suspended the passage of the law, the protests did not stop. Meanwhile, Lam's resignation and an explanation of the police's actions are also demanded.

At the same time similar protests took place in several cities.

Berlin: "Stop the mass murder in Idlib!"

Berlin: "Stop the mass murder in Idlib!"

Several dozen Syrian activists and supporters protest in Berlin against the continuing bombardments of the Idlib region, still held by opposition rebel groups, by the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad and his ally Russia.

According to reports from residents, the regime is continuing its well-known tactic of attacking civilian targets such as hospitals.

The background to this is the ongoing fighting for the province of Idlib in Syria, which includes up to three million civilians. The region is still partly held by insurgents. Many civilians were previously driven to Idlib by the Syrian army and its allies from other provinces and are now trapped there. Russia and the al-Assad regime are accused of systematically carrying out a campaign against civilians by bombing hospitals and other civilian facilities.

Protest in Berlin in solidarity with the people in Idlib, Syria

Protest in Berlin in solidarity with the people in Idlib, Syria

Under the motto "Solidarity with the People of Idli", several hundred Syrian opposition members, including many fugitives, gathered in Berlin to protest against the continuing bombardment of the province of Idlib by the regime of Bashar al-Assad and his ally Russia.

On signs and in chants, the participants demand the withdrawal of Russian and Iranian troops, as well as pro-Iranian militias such as Lebanese Hezbollah. They also advocate the overthrow of the regime and a free, democratic Syria.

The background to this is the ongoing fighting for the province of Idlib in Syria, which includes up to three million civilians. The region is still partly held by insurgents. Many civilians were previously driven to Idlib by the Syrian army and its allies from other provinces and are now trapped there. Russia and the al-Assad regime are accused of systematically carrying out a campaign against civilians by bombing hospitals and other civilian facilities.