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Ghouta 4th Anniversary

Trafalgar Square, London. Sat19 Aug 2017


 A man argues with Syrians marking the 4th anniversary of the war crime at Ghouta, when Assad's forces used sarin gas

 He tells them that shouldn't be protesting here because they are not British. A PCSO intervenes

 A Syrian tells him he is a racist , but the PCSO hangs back. Clearly there was a strong case for arrest but instead

 the PCSO tries to calm down the Syrians who continue to argue with the man making racist objections

 He also tells the Syrians that Trafalgar Square isn't a place for protests, but for entertainment, in complete ignorance

 of the history of the square and the many protests that still take place here

 

 Eventually the PCSO leads the man away but he is not arrested

 and the protest against 'Chemical Assad' continues

 

 

 

 Unbeleivably the PCSO returns and tries to warn the Syrians about disturbing the peace, but they quite correctly object

 

 

 
    
 Assad's rockets carrying 1,000kg of deadly nerve gas Sarin kllled 1477 people, almost entirely civilians and injured over 10,000 on the outskirts of Damascus. USA and other Western nations condemned the attacks but failed to take any effective action.  

 

 

 A placard asks 'Where is the World?'. Assad was allowed to get away with wholesale murder using illegal weapons


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