Bab Tuma Candlelight Vigil

Friday 2 February 2018
Omar Imady

A group of 20 people in civilian clothing beat and dispersed 15 people (including activist Suhair Atassi) who had been holding a candlelight vigil at Bab Tuma in Damascus for Egyptian demonstrators.

Our sit-in held at Bab Touma Square at 6pm in the evening was peaceful. The person who attacked us identified himself as a ‘baltajiya’ [thug]. He and other ‘thugs’ asked us to go back to our homes or go to Egypt if we wanted to support Egyptian demonstrators. The thugs outnumbered us. They began harassing us. – Suhair Atassi.

See: Syria: Gang Attacks Peaceful Demonstrators; Police Look On


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