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This type of protest would never be allowed in Syria,” he said. “The government would come with a tank and shoot everyone. They’d arrest people, throw them in jail and torture them.
“I want to be able to visit Syria … I’ve never even been there. I want to take my children there to see my father’s roots.”
Protesters handed out flyers to passersby touting a Syrian Revolution. The colour flyer says the Syrian regime has killed 1,500 people and arrested another 20,000. They write that anyone concerned with human rights should protest what is happening in Syria by raising awareness and writing letters to MPs, the United Nations and the Syrian embassy condemning the violence and killings by Assad and his followers.
About 10 Peel Regional Police officers attended the rally, mostly on bike patrol to ensure it remained peaceful. Mississauga Transit Authority also had security officers at the adjacent bus stops.
Passing motorists leaned on their horns in a show of support.
Chanting “we want democracy”, and “stop the killing”, the large crowds of protesters were brought together by organizer Samer Mohamed, restaurant owner, artist and rookie activities.
The grassroots group meets at his restaurant, Dream Land Restaurant, planning their social media and political campaign.
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