Christmas Vigil for Aleppo

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Tuesday 20 December 2016, from 7pm til 9pm.
Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2 London, United Kingdom.

The Syrian city of Aleppo, once a vibrant symbol of Syria’s diversity and cultural heritage, is being slaughtered. Over 279,000 people were already under siege in Eastern Aleppo. Since mid-November, there has been a renewed Russian and Assad regime offensive against Eastern Aleppo. Together, Russia and Assad have conducted over 2,000 airstrikes between November 15th and November 28th.

Recently, an ambulance driver in Eastern Aleppo said: “It’s Armageddon out there. Bombs are falling every single second, and people are literally dying in the streets…In the past 15 minutes, more than 10 barrel bombs have fallen in the immediate vicinity, and it’s been going on all day long just like this.”

We will be gathering outside the main entrance of the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square on Tuesday, December 20th for a Christmas vigil to show solidarity with people in Aleppo and throughout Syria – and to urge action. Come along and light a candle with us to bear witness to what is happening there and to send the residents of Aleppo and beyond a strong message of support. We will be playing songs of love and support, including some Christmas carols.

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Solidarity, Tuesday 20 December 2016

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