At first glance, London’s Russian Embassy appeared to be spewing out a grisly river of human limbs on Thursday afternoon.
A group of 25 peaceful activists from human rights organizations Syria Solidarity UK and the Syria Campaign scattered more than 800 mannequin arms and legs near the front gates of the embassy to symbolize the ongoing massacre of Syrians in Aleppo.
During Syrian President Bashar Assad’s time in office, the Russian government has defied international condemnation and continued to pummel Aleppo’s rebel-held east, where some 275,000 people are under siege. Aerial attacks have left swaths of the region in ruins as the death toll rises and the war rages on.
“We have the limbs ‘flowing out’ of the embassy,” Bissan Fakih, deputy campaign director of the Syria Campaign, said Thursday, noting that officials inside the embassy were aware of the protesters’ presence. “We want [Russia] to stop their war crimes in Syria. We want them to stop bombing children.”
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