dozens of Syrian citizens residents in Spain asked this Saturday in Madrid he end of the war in their country, a situation that, according to them, will only come with the drop of the president from Syria, Bashar al Assadwhom they accused of perpetrating a “genocide” against the civilian population.
The protestersconvened by the Syrian Association in Spain, raised flags with the green, white stripe with three red stars in the center and black, the banner used by the Free Syrian Army, an opponent of Al Asad, to differentiate of the official flag, red, white with two green and black stars, which according to opponents only represents pro-government forces.
They also set up an aisle with the flags of Russia, Iran and the official Syrian one for protesters to trample on and held up banners with slogans against the “passivity” of the Western world in the conflict, in which they also described al asad as a “dictator“.
Majad Al Din, president of the Syrian Association in Spain, said that the situation in Syria is “much worse than before” because the war in Ukrainea country with which the protest has shown solidarity, has caused “everyone to be on other issues”, while the increase in cost of the gasoline wave meal and the fall of the wages in the country, added to earthquake that affected certain northern regions, have left Syria at a juncture “terrible“, as he stated.
In statements to the press, Al Din was skeptical of a possible regime change after the Syrian elections, scheduled for May, while, in his opinion, al asad “it’s a dictator and he has held elections for 40 years with his father” and predecessor in the presidency, Hafez Al Asad, for which he sees as the only solution that the Arab countries and the West formalize “an agreement to throw him out.”
The date most widely regarded as the start of the so-called Revolution Syria is March 15, 2011, although there is no consensus on the first trigger of the popular revolts against the Government of Bashar Al Asad, which have also turned 12 years old.