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Syria Feature: Activists Mark 3rd Anniversary of Conflict, Reading Names of 100,000 Victims

Syria Feature: Activists Mark 3rd Anniversary of Conflict, Reading Names of 100,000 Victims
March 14
16:03 2014

Activists around the world are marking the 3rd anniversary of the start of Syria’s conflict.

The Syrian-American reporter and activist Amal Hanano is leading a protest in Washington. Standing outside the White House, the writer has been reading out the names of the 100,000 Syrians who have died so far in the conflict.

Hanano has been joined by other activists, who occasionally take over the recitation of names, in a show of solidarity with the Syrian people.

The global #WithSyria activist project is encouraging people to mark the anniversary by holding vigils around the world, “shining a light in solidarity with the people of Syria”.

#WithSyria has released a video featuring the work of the graffiti artist Banksy, who has reworked his iconic image of a girl with a red balloon into a young Syrian refugee.

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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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