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London sights


What struck me most during the #Syria martyrs gallery in #London was the way the British police came and began reading the stories, and calling each other to see a particular story that was “heart breaking” - just looking at that, and comparing to the police of Syria involved in skinning humans, drilling children and raping women…it left me speechless

Syria deserves to be a beautiful prosperous country..and that is what we will make of it..Bashar Al-Assad has destroyed one of the most ancient countries in the world, a country full of history and the kindest of people..


Free Syria ♥ 

maybeyourcupoftea was one of the amazing organisers of the event. It was, to simply put it, brilliant, you did a fantastic job, thank you <3 

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This video was shot at an event that I attended called the Martyrs Gallery & Candlelight vigil for Syria in Trafalgar Square, London on the 12thDecember, 2011.  It was a very emotional evening, the pictures and stories of some of the martyrs all laid out, people walking silently through them, looking, whispering, crying…it really hit home, each name, each story, each picture.

A few stories to share from this event: 

1) A woman who attended the vigil today saw a photo on the stand of her brother and broke down crying. She had also lost family members during the massacre that was committed in the 1980s in Hama by Bashar Al-Assad’s father, Hafez and his brother.

2) Another older lady whom we attempted to talk to brushed us aside, but she stopped, read the boards and came back pleading ”I am so sorry for being so ignorant, what you have done is beautiful”

3) An older French gentleman passing by Trafalgar square stopped by our martyrs gallery and started crying. He made a lot of people around him cry too.

4) A young man walked by, stopped by one of the boards and asked us if we could take a picture of him next to it. “Why?” we asked afterwards. He looked at us and then looked down at the board and pointed at the picture “I knew him” he said “he was my friend” 

Thank you to all the amazing organisers, you did a fantastic job, the martyrs rahmatu allah alayhum, would’ve been proud, I am sure. Thank you for keeping their spirits alive, we will never forget.

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‎”its been ten years since the invasion of Afghanistan and that’s ten years too many.”

Sanum Ghafoor, Activist Video Blogger, (she’s on tumblr too!) addresses the crowds at Anti-War Mass Assembly in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 8th October 2011, organised by Stop the War Coalition, protesting the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan.”

I love her <3

Taken at the ‘Women united for Syria’ rally, Trafalgar Square, London UK

"Women (and some men!) from all over the world (France, Japan, Italy, Spain, Syria, Libya, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia….) came together to show their solidarity with their sisters in Syria, who have been the victims of atrocities committed by the regime of Bashar al-Assad. The event had a fantastic turn out, and it raised some much needed awareness about the situation in Syria - one woman, a passer-by even joined us at one point!"

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By: - maybeyourcupoftea photography -

10 plays
Khyam Allami & Andrea Piccioni

Khyam Allami is a prominent young aud (lute) player. He has performed at WOMAD 2010 and he took part in the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Khyam who was born in Damascus, Syria, to Iraqi parents in 1981, left when he was nine years old.

He will be performing this Friday, the 22nd of July, 2011 at a candle light vigil for Syria in Trafalgar square from 8:30pm -  11:30pm. If you live in London then please come down and show your support. Note from the organiser: “This event is a humanitarian event ONLY. Please don’t bring any political banners, just the national flag (not the independence flag) and candles…thanks for understanding.”

Photo by - maybeyourcupoftea photography-