Silent March for Peace in Syria - this Saturday on Pride Hill

Local residents - including some refugee families who still have friends and relatives under fire - have organised a silent march for peace this Saturday 10th March, starting at Pride Hill at 2pm. The march aims to publicly condemn the violence against civilians in Syria and to demand the UN-backed ceasefire is enforced in Ghouta. The killing must stop. 

The offensive in Ghouta is indiscriminate, disproportionate and unjustified; it is illegal under international law. Hundreds of thousands of civilians - ordinary innocent men, women and children - are being systematically bombed, shelled and starved. The ceasefire would allow a humanitarian corridor for people to leave and essential aid/medical supplies/food to be delivered.

People will gather at the war memorial at the top of Pride Hill at 2pm to begin the march, which will end at The Quarry. Please bring candles, which can be lit to remember the victims of war. Banners and placards are also welcome; there will be a workshop to make these on Saturday morning (10am - 1pm) at Participate Art Space (opposite Wilkos in the Riverside Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury).

From 12.30 to 2pm there will also be a stall at the top of Pride Hill where people can add their signatures for a letter to Daniel Kawczynski, MP. Donations will also be collected for Medicins Sans Frontieres, who work on the ground in the region.


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