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Vigil to remember those caught up in Syrian conflict
Dozens of Bradfordians of Syrian descent held an hour long silent vigil outside the Alhambra Theatre to protest against the atrocities currently going on in their home country.
People of all ages, including several children, donned gas masks and held up signs showing some of the after effects of alleged chemical attacks that took place in Damascus late last month as part of the vigil this afternoon.
Much of the international community now believes the ruling Assad regime was responsible for the attack, which is estimated to have killed 1,429 people and 426 children.
But Syria’s government blames the attack on rebels who have been trying to oust Assad from power.
Today’s protest comes just a few days after the UK government voted not to get involved in any military intervention in the country, and organisers said the world could not remain silent while thousands died.