Kafranbel is back, this time with a message for Caitlyn Jenner

Published June 7th, 2015 - 03:06 GMT
The famous revolution city found another headline to remind the world that Syria's war is still very much alive.
The famous revolution city found another headline to remind the world that Syria's war is still very much alive.

Earlier this week on Twitter, Syrian activists and opposition fighters inside the city of Kafranbel made a plea to international media — and Caitlyn Jenner — to remember the conflict. This message appeared on activists' social media handles out of the Syrian city.

Caitlyn Jenner, who recently came out as a transgender woman, recently announced she'd decided on the name Caitlyn with a "C" instead of the rest of the family of American reality TV stars, whose names begin with "K."

If you follow anything in Syria, you've likely come across at least a couple of the protest banners from Kafranbel. The small Syrian town in the Idlib govnorate has become a household name for the revolution. Since 2011, they've painted handwritten messages onto white banners and uploaded the photos onto social media, often responding to international news events, reminding people outside the complexities of the conflict that both civlians and peaceful opposition still exist somewhere in Syria.

During the Boston Bombings in 2013, for intstance, the citizens of Kafranbel responded with this on social media. Via Twitter.



 

 

 


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