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Manifestion for the people of Syria

Linda Genborg 2012-03-16

Around 100 people protested against the Syrian regime in Brunnsparken, Gothenburg, on Thursday afternoon.

It's been one year since the uprising started in Syria, and this was acknowledged through several manifestations in Sweden.

"The situation in the country is terrible. We have to try and stop the regime's massacre of innocent people," said one of the protestors to Göteborgs-Posten.

He has several relatives and friends in Syria and almost daily receives reports about the violence. He hopes the UN, the EU and Sweden will increase their efforts to stop the violence.

"Everyone condemns the violence and the regime, but no one is doing anything concrete."

The manifestation in Gothenburg was organised by Amnesty International and the Support Committee of the Syrian revolution.

Katarina Bergehed, coordinator for Amnesty Sweden, told Göteborgs-Posten:

"The Syrian regime's repression is unprecedented in our time. We have to go back to the 1980s to find similar violence and such widespread torture of dissidents and opposition figures."

Katarina Bergehed believes Russia has to withdraw their veto in order for the situation to improve.

"We need to get Russia to recognise that they are supporting an oppressive regime that lacks legitimacy. Since Russia vetoed the UN Security Council in February, over 1000 people have been killed in Syria. The Syrian people are paying a tremendously high price for Russia's support of the regime."

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