New York protests on Damascus chemical deaths

A group of people in US gathered in front of the United Nations office in New York to protest the chemical weapon attack in Damascus suburb.

New York protests on Damascus chemical deaths

World Bulletin/News Desk

A group constituted of 200 people in US gathered in front of the United Nations office in New York to protest the alleged chemical weapon attack in Damascus suburb when the UN Security Council meeting was going on.

In the protests the banners reading “Stop Assad” and casts in shroud representing the dead children in the attack were used.

In the demonstration accompanied with the slogans and prayers the UN, the US and Obama administration were accused of remaining silent against the violence. Shouting the slogans saying “if no justice no peace” the demonstrators prayed together.

Speaking to the Anadolu Agency, New Jersey Borough Prospect Park Municipality Mayor Mohammed Khairullah stated that the death toll would go up unless chemical weapon use of the Assad regime stops.

Khairullah stating that the protest aims to remind the responsibilities of the UN continued:

"Today is the day when the highest number of people are killed by Assad regime. The UN has to maintain justice and protect the rights of the oppressed people. The Syrian people have not seen the assistance of the UN for 2.5 years. We call on the UN to stop the violence of Assad as soon as possible.”

Amina Masri, a Syrian living in the US for 10 years, considered the events in Syria as “shameful”. Telling that she attended to the protest in order to do something at least, instead of sitting at home helpless and upset, Masri claimed that her relatives in Syria were under harsh conditions surviving by changing their addresses constantly.

The protests continued for three hours.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Ağustos 2013, 12:05
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