March For Aleppo: Thousands Join London Rally To 'Save Aleppo'
Thousands of people marched through the streets of London on Saturday to share their “extreme rage about the complete inaction of the international community” in face of the bloodshed taking place in Aleppo.
Activists carried Syrian flags and banners which read “save Aleppo”, “hand in hand with Aleppo” and “enough with Assad” as a means of prompting international action for the people currently stranded in the Syrian city.
Doctors and nurses also staged a ‘die-in’ outside the Houses of Parliament this afternoon in response to the impact the Syrian conflict is having on health workers and civilians.
The march began at Marble Arch, with protesters meeting at 12.30pm before heading towards White Hall where a rally was scheduled to take place.
Protesters carrying large banners blocked a main road outside the British parliament, displaying slogans including "Stop the kiling!", "Save Aleppo!" and, in English and Russian, "Bloody money: Don't trade with killer Putin".
Dozens of medical staff took part in a "die-in," lying down in Parliament Square to urge all sides to "end both indiscriminate and targeted attacks on civilians, hospitals and schools across Syria".
The doctors and nurses also demanded that the British government "conduct airdrops of aid".