'No More Blood - No More Fear' march and rally outside Syrian embassy, Saturday 29 October, 12-4pm
Amnesty International is joining with Syrians in the UK for a “No More Blood - No More Fear” march and rally outside the Syrian embassy in London on Saturday 29 October (12-4pm).
The event will see hundreds of protestors - who are calling for an end to the bloody crackdown on protestors in Syria - marching from Paddington Green in north-west London, via Edgware Road and Park Lane to the Syrian embassy in Belgrave Square in central London.
The activists are acting in solidarity with peaceful protestors in Syria and in defiance of threats from Syrian embassy officials in this country and elsewhere to end their protests. Earlier this month, Amnesty published a report showing that ex-pat Syrians in eight countries - including the UK - have received such threats.
Meanwhile, earlier this week Amnesty also published a report showing that even hospitals have become places of torture for protestors in Syria.
Who (speakers at the rally):
Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK director
Dr Tamadur Abdullah, Syrian medical doctor and former prisoner
Dr Wael Aleji, Syrian medical doctor and National Organisation for Human Rights in Syria’s UK representative
Ghias Aljundi, Syrian human rights activist and former prisoner
Chris Doyle, Council for the Advancement of Arab British Understanding director
Anas el Khani, British Solidarity for Syria chair
Walid Saffour, Syrian Human Rights Committee
(More speakers to be announced)
What: march and rally, and opportunity for interviews and photographs
12: Assembly at Paddington Green, London W2 1LG
12.45: march begins along Edgware Road, then Park Lane
2: arrival at Syrian Embassy, 8 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
2.45: rally begins
4: rally ends
Note to editors:
Protestors will have red, black and white banners and flags (Syrian national colours).
The event is expected to be lively, with drummers, chanting and public-address speeches.
A number of Syrian nationals taking part will be available for interview.
Footage and still photography will be available after the event.
The event in London is one of several taking place as part of a “Global Day Of Action” on Syria on 29 October. Countries where events are already scheduled include the USA, Canada, France and Germany.
More information: www.amnesty.org.uk/events_details.asp?ID=1980