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From Daily Mail: Demonstrators demanding peace in Syria have begun a 1,800-mile march from Berlin to Aleppo. The group of activists, who will walk all the way to the war torn city, set off from a refugee camp yesterday morning.
With backpacks fully stocked and sleeping mats at the ready, they held banners reading ‘we are all human’ and white flags symbolising peace. The group are demanding peace in Syria and international help for civilians in Aleppo after Bashar al-Assad’s forces won control of the city from rebels earlier this month.
On their Facebook page, the organisers of the Civil March for Aleppo, wrote: ‘On Dec 26th we left Berlin and march for Aleppo. We demand help for civilians, protecting human rights and working out a peaceful solution for the people of Aleppo and other besieged cities in Syria and beyond. Join us.’
It is not known how long it will take to get to Aleppo, but the initial stage to the Czech border will take 15 days. The route then goes through eastern Europe and Turkey, into Syria.
Anna Alboth, a Polish traveller, blogger and journalist based in Berlin, organised the march. She was determined to do something more than just watch the horrifying news coming out of Aleppo on a daily basis.
The group’s GoFundMe page reads: ‘We are an international group of determined civilians starting the #CivilMarchForAleppo as a way of showing our support to the Syrian people, demanding peace talks in the region, saying #StopTheBombs and proving that we aren’t powerless in the face of human-inflicted crisis. The March will take us from our homes to the streets, towards what has been the center stage of our social media activity: Syria. And to make this work, to make our voices heard out there, in the real world, we need you too.‘