Global protests for Aleppo
Supporters are calling to "turn Facebook red" in solidarity with the shattered city (AFP / File)
“The sky is falling in Aleppo,” said Medicines Sans Frontiers head of Mission Muskilda Zancanda this week.
Muskilda was speaking after a deadly attack on Al Quds hospital, a defining moment in the escalation of violence that’s threatening to bring unprecedented suffering to Aleppo. Today, airstrikes are raining down on the city, which the Assad regime has excluded from ceasefire, and hundreds have been killed in recent weeks.
The carnage has provoked outrage from the international community. In cities all over the world, supporters have held rallies to demand an end to the airstrikes.
Protests took place around the world as citizens called for an end to Assad’s bombing.
On Facebook and Twitter many users turned their profile pictures red to express their solidarity with Aleppo.
As yet, Facebook has not released an official filter for users, prompting some to quit the service.
This is what helplessness truly looks like; when the most you could do is deactivate your Facebook account. #AleppoIsBurning— Maram (@Maram3adel) 30 April 2016
Protests are taking place all over the world and are being coordinated through the worldwide Aleppo is Burning Worldwide Red Protest networks.