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Assyrians Demonstrate Worldwide Against ISIS Persecution

Demonstration in Sydney.
(AINA) -- Thousands of Assyrians held demonstration in major world cities today to support the Assyrians Christians of Mosul, who have been completely driven from the city by the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). Demonstrations were held in the following cities:

  • Arbel, Iraq
  • Arhus, Denmark
  • Augsberg, Germany
  • Beirut, Lebanon
  • Cologne, Germnay
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Detroit, United States
  • Enschede, Holland
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Gutersloh, Germnay
  • Hamburg, Germnay
  • Hamilton, Canada
  • Jonkoping, Sweden
  • London, England
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • New York, Unites States
  • Norrkoping, Sweden
  • Paris, France
  • Phoenix, Unites States
  • San Francisco, Unites States
  • San Jose, Unites States
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Vienna, Austria

In all the demonstrations, the people wore a white shirt emblazoned with a red Arabic letter "noon", which stands for the Arabic word for Christian (nasrani). Two weeks ago ISIS marked all Christian homes and institutions in Mosul with this letter to identify them as Christian, and wrote "property of the Islamic State" on most of them (AINA 2014-07-19).

In Sydney over 6000 thousand people attended the demonstration.

In London 150 people joined the demonstration

In San Francisco more than 1,000 people turned out.

In New York 200 people attended.

The demonstrations were a result of a grassroots effort by Assyrians throughout the world and were organized and coordinated using social media.

The Islamic State captured the city of Mosul, Iraq on June 10. Almost immediately thereafter it began to drive Assyrians out of Mosul and destroy Christian and non-Sunni institutions (AINA 2014-07-29).

The Arabic letter "n" (inside red circle), signifying "Nasrani" (Christian), on a Christian home in Mosul.

Los Angeles
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Copenhagen
Phoenix
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San Francisco
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United Nations
New York
London

Video by Linda Khamu

Sydney
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Hamburg
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San Jose
Enschede, Holland
Enschede, Holland
Enschede, Holland
Gutersloh, Germany
Gutersloh, Germany
Toronto
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Toronto
Jonkoping
Jonkoping
Jonkoping
Stockholm
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Detroit


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