Over 100 Syrians gathered in Vancouver on Saturday to show solidarity for those battling for their lives in Aleppo.
Crowds formed downtown for a silent vigil, carrying signs saying ‘Save Aleppo Children’ and ‘Stand with Syria.’
Many of those who turned up for the event arrived in Vancouver from the war-torn country within the past year.
Mohamed Alseawe is one of them. And just like many from his home country, he has little to go back to.
“I cried yesterday when I watched everything happening in Aleppo. I cried. All my friends, they died in Syria, they didn’t have a way to leave Syria, they just died there.”
Candles were lit at the downtown vigil, in memory of the thousands who have lost their lives.
“When I came to Canada, I still had that past with me. But I try to continue this life. No one in Arabaic countries or Western countries is moved to what happened in Syria.”
Crowds called on the international community to help those currently stranded within the civil war.
The vigil is one of many which took place across the globe today.