CDS Calls for Attendance at Protest Demanding an End to Russian Military Support to the Assad Regime

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CDS Calls for Attendance at Protest Demanding an End to Russian Military Support to the Assad Regime

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Russia’s actions not only directly endanger civilians but embolden the Assad regime’s atrocities against the Syrian people, making any hope of a political solution to the Syrian conflict all the more distant.

The Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS) calls upon members of the Syrian-American Community and its allies to join this Friday, October 2 in a condemnation of Russia’s flagrant intervention in the Syrian conflict, upon news that Russia has struck civilian and Opposition targets in Syria with the express goal to bolster the Syrian regime.

In response to Russian air strikes against civilian and armed targets in Opposition-held Homs, Hama, Latakia, Idlib, and Daraa—miles away from any ISIS-controlled territory—CDS calls upon the Russian government to abandon its hapless campaign in direct opposition to the democratic aspirations of the Syrian people. Such strikes have killed at least 36 civilians and have emboldened the Syrian regime to continue its indiscriminate attacks on the Syrian population. Russia’s actions not only directly endanger civilians but embolden the Assad regime’s atrocities against the Syrian people, making any hope of a political solution to the Syrian conflict all the more distant.

Consequently, CDS requests your attendance at a protest this Friday at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington D.C. to call upon Russia to renounce its support to the Assad government.

The protest will be held on Friday, October 2, at 4:00PM at the Embassy of the Russian Federation, 2650 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC. 20007. You may find more information at this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1725721907655975/.

In addition, Syrians around the world will protest in solidarity on October 9 to stand against Russia’s aggression. CDS encourages your participation. Any questions may be directed to Erica Hanichak at ehanichak(at)unitedfreesyria(dot)org.

The Coalition for a Democratic Syria is a group of Syrian-American non-profit organizations working together to bring about a swift end to the conflict and support the establishment of peace, freedom, and democracy in Syria. The CDS is a multi-ethnic, multi-confessional, non-partisan organization. The CDS includes: Syrian Emergency Task Force, United for Free Syria, Syrian American Council, Syrian American Alliance, Syrian Christians for Peace, the Association of Free Syrians, and the American Syriac Union.

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