Several hundred Syrians and supporters demonstrated on 16 March 2019 in Berlin on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the uprising against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
The protesters stood up for a free and democratic Syria. They condemned the war crimes committed by the regime in Damascus and its allies Iran and Russia, as well as the actions of radical Islamic militias such as the Al-Nusrah Front and Daesh.

The Syrian regime and its allies have been proven to have committed various war crimes. These include attacks with chemical weapons, targeted starvation of the civilian population, attacks on hospitals and massacres of civilians.

It is estimated that around 800,000 people have lost their lives. Millions are on the run and tens of thousands are in Assad's torture prisons.