World: Global March Against the Syrian Dictator

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011.

In March 2011, when Syrians started taking to the streets to demand freedom and justice, it was hard to imagine that a year later the regime would have killed thousands of people and tortured and arrested countless others. The city of Homs has been besieged since the beginning of February and suffers an unprecedented crackdown against its entire population, with a death toll of 100 every day.

While international powers have not agreed on the need to pressure the Assad regime, global citizens solidarity with Syrians has been increasing and it will likely garner more support now that we are reaching the anniversary of the Syrian revolution.

An initiative called Global March for Syria aims to take people from all over the world to the streets on March 15, 16 and 17 in support of the Syrian people's struggle. The campaign is explained in a video called “Against a Dictator” that has been widely shared online:

Marches for Syria are already planned in 16 cities, and the list keeps growing every day. Activists have created a Facebook event with information on the different marches, where they encourage citizens worldwide to stand with Syria against oppression:

One year since the Syrian revolution began. One year of violence against peaceful protesters and innocent civilians. One year of bloodshed. And one year of a brave stance against great evil, but the Syrian people have vowed to never stop until the fall of the regime, until they gain freedom and dignity. On March  15-17, 2012 let's stand with Syria against oppression and take a moment to remember the thousands of lives sacrificed since March 15, 2011.

The list of marches (please add yours to the Facebook event and as a comment to this post) are as follows:

This post is part of our special coverage Syria Protests 2011.


  • […] is increasing with the upcoming anniversary of the initial Syrian protests. An initiative called Global March for Syria, being organized through social media and the Internet, is a call tto citizens across the world to take it the streets on March 15, 16 and 17 in support of […]

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  • Ward

    So why are you guys making it the same days as the pro Assad march?

  • Ants

    So why did u copy the same video as pro government? And why is it on the same days? U know u can’t match the pro assad coming out to the streets especially in Syria they are gonna take over every street. No match for that you’ll just look silly.

  • Naja

    I didn’t know Bashar was president in 1982? Make you should learn your history and find out who was president at the time and what actually happened at the time. Find exactly what happened and whose fault it is. If you think u wanna judge Bashar for his fathers mistake (no is perfect) then that means you would hold accountable George w bush for his fathers mistakes is that the way it works.?

  • […] determination that marked its beginning. On this day many activists around the world rallied at the Global March Against the Syrian Dictator while protests were arranged in many cities around the world supporting the Syrian […]

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