Mass rallies in Australia, solidarity stand in India to end the bloodshed in Syria

Sunday, October 07, 2012
Sydney/New Delhi: At the invitation of ''Get Your Hands off Syria'' and ''Australians for Syria'' groups, and the Syrian and Arab communities in Australia, the Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Hobart witnessed mass rallies in support to Syria against the campaign led by the West and the oil sheikhdoms, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

The participants expressed support to the Syrian people leadership, people and army under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad.

They chanted slogans saluting the homeland's army and its role in defending the country in the face of the crimes committed by the armed terrorist groups, stressing that President al-Assad is the 'safety valve' for Syria to come out from the crisis.

The participants blasted the armed groups and their terrorist acts, especially terrorism that has gripped Aleppo, thanking the friendly countries for their supportive stances.

Maher Dabbagh, Syria's Honorary Consul to Sydney, said that the participants in the rallies wanted to show their support to Syria and to convey their stance about the situation there to the world and Australian public opinion.
Solidarity Stand to Express Support to Syria in India
Meanwhile, members of the Syrian community and Syrian and Arab students studying in India, with the participation of Indian political and popular figures, organized a stand to express support to Syria's leadership, people and army against the global war launched against their country.

The participants, who gathered in front of the Syrian Embassy in New Delhi in celebration of the 39th anniversary of Tishreen (October) Liberation War, raised banners stressing their standing by Syria under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian army.

They chanted slogans which express their confidence in the Syrian army's ability to achieve victory against the conspirators and the mercenary terrorist groups, stressing that victory in this war is a continuation of the victory achieved in Tishreen Liberation War.

Leader of the National Panthers Party, Bhim Singh, highlighted Syria's role in Tishreen Liberation War led by late president Hafez al-Assad and the achievements of the Syrian Arab Army in liberating Quneitra city, referring to his visit to the liberated city and documenting the barbaric practices of the Israeli occupation in it.

Singh stressed that the free people in the world are standing by Syria and the stances of India, Russia and China in support of Syria's leadership, people and army in the face of the conspiracy hatched against it, noting that this support will continue until achieving victory and restoring peace.

In turn, Syria's Ambassador to India, Riyad Abbas, called upon members of the Syrian community to commit to steadfastness and unity and exert efforts to explain the reality of what Syria is facing.

The Syrian Ambassador expressed appreciation to the Arab brothers and the Indian friends for their good feelings towards Syria.
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