Toledo Silent Candlelight Vigil to be Held In Solidarity With The Oppressed In Gaza And Syria.
Leo Tolstoy, once stated, “If everyone fought for his or her own convictions there would be no war”.
As we are all well aware, Syrian people are undergoing genocide and the death toll is now nearly over 40,000 as they fight for liberation from the Assad regime. Peter Maurer, head of the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross, describes the struggling to maintain a steady flow of resources and transportation with food and medicine into the country, where thousands of people are struggling; and based on reports by CBC News, the International Red Cross is struggling to cope with the worsening crisis in Syria.
Hospitals are filling in Gaza, Israel as innocent casualties are admitted. Exactly four years ago, “Operation Cast Lead,” on the Gaza Strip, was a siege which killed over 1,300 and wounded more than 5,300. These reapeated atrocities, this time in an air, sea, and ground raid have killed 13 Palestinians and wounded 116 others so far. Click here for the latest news on the Gaza crisis.
To show genuine interest and to recognize the struggles of those abroad, who may suffer from a lack of peace and justice in their countries is part of our role as Americans. It is to help improve the human condition by showing our support against occupation or ruthless totalitarianism.
Please join the Toledo community in a silent candlelight vigil in solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian and Syrian people. Please bring signs, flags, cameras and candles, Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the corner of Tallmadge Road & Sylvania Avenue next to Westfield Mall.