New York City vigil for Raed Fares


Activists gathered for a vigil in New York’s Washington Square Dec. 9 for slain Syrian opposition figure and radio producer Raed Fares. An early leader of the civil resistance to the Bashar Assad dictatorship, Fares was killed by unknown gunmen Nov. 23 in the town of Kafranbel, in opposition-held Idlib governorate. His community station, Radio Fresh, had continued to broadcast in defiance of threats from militants linked to the Nusra Front. Long facing death threats from both the Assad regime and extremist factions, Fares had popularized the slogan “A revolution is an idea, and ideas can’t be killed by weapons.”

Photo: NYC Syria Peace Vigil Group

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