Syrian-American community comes together in DC to support of the Syrian Democracy movement
Sunday May 29th the Syrian American community from Chicago, New York, New Jersey and around the United States came together in Washington DC for a day of remembrance and solidarity with the Syrian democracy protesters. The Syrian Emergency Task Force hosted a protest in front of the White House at Lafayette Park to remember the martyrs who have been killed by the brutal “Mokhabarat”, government Security Forces, and call for an end to the killing of innocent civilians.
After the demonstration the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF) hosted a dinner for the community to raise awareness and support for both the humanitarian crisis and the lawsuit they have filed against the regime. Working with Muslims without Borders and Islamic Relief, SETF helped them highlight the urgency of this crisis.
SETF asked for help from the community to build support for the cause of the democracy protesters and a free Syria. The lawsuit they filed is constantly growing because more and more victims come forward, and they are always looking for more people who were affected by the violence to add their names. In addition to supplementing the lawsuit they asked for help with lobbying their congressmen and senators to pass a resolution and condemn the president and the regime for their cruelty. They also asked everyone to call the Russian and Chinese embassies to implore the governments to step away and stop vetoing UN resolutions on Syria.
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