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.
Click here to see more pictures from the event.