March 13, 2016 12:06 pm
Updated: March 13, 2016 1:35 pm

Protest to be held Sunday in Montreal to commemorate Syrian Revolution

his file photo released on Thursday Nov. 29, 2012 by the anti-government activist group Homs City Union of The Syrian Revolution, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens walking in a destroyed street that was attacked by Syrian forces warplanes, at Abu al-Hol street in Homs province, Syria. A protest is being held in Montreal to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the revolution. Sunday, March 13, 2016.


MONTREAL — A protest is being held Sunday afternoon to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Syrian Revolution.

“Although a lot of attention has been given to the 25,000 Syrian refugees resettled to Canada, the millions still displaced inside Syria and subjected to daily bombardment and starvation are often forgotten,” wrote organizer Faisal Alazem in a press release.

The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Norman Bethune Square in near at the northwest intersection of Guy Street and De Maisonneuve Boulevard.

Yeman Qadri, a Concordia University student who arrived from Syria in 2012, will address the crowd; she was formerly detained and tortured in Syria before seeking asylum in Montreal.

From there, protesters will march to Phillips Square, where there will be singing and speeches. All are welcome to take part in the peaceful demonstration.

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