Silent protest against the World's Silence

Silent protest against the World's Silence

On Saturday, 4th May, the Syrian Community in Manchester organized a silent protest against the World's silence on the situation in Syria. The protest was staged at Piccadilly Gardens from 1 to 2 pm. The participants had their mouths taped as a symbolic reference to the way the world remained silent while the Syrian people were being killed by the Assad’s regime.

The organizers also drew on the ground a red line as an allusion to Obama’s repudiated ‘red lines’. With their mouths taped shut, the protesters held signs with slogans calling the world to break its silence and take an action to stop the bloodshed in Syria. The non-verbal protest this time spoke out loud, for many passers-by stopped to read and know what message the silent protesters wanted to convey.

At the end of the protest, the participants made a short march in Market Street.

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