People will gather in Lund’s Stortorget on thursday to honor the victims and fighters of Syria’s struggle for democracy. No such event had been planned until a couple of days ago, when Karin Green stepped in.
Today marks the first anniversary of Syria’s revolution for democracy. Karin Green, a Lund local, felt compelled to arrange a manifestation to bring attention to this date.
“There are people in Lund with intimate connections to Syria. To demonstrate for the Syrian protesters is to show that borders don’t matter to showing solidarity,” she added.
This demonstration will not feature the typical speeches or raucous elements.
“We will gather in the square and create a public forum where we can discuss how we can help in the struggle. Our movement holds no political allegiance,” Karin explained.
Unfortunately common obstacles to assisting foreign movements, according to Karin, is a lack of information and a feeling of helplessness when hearing about such turmoil.
“My belief of activism is that you can help no matter where you are. We need to stop only reading about issues on the internet, gather together, and cultivate a dialogue that will break us out of our complacency.”