Rally in Solidarity with Aleppo

Report (with photographs and videos) on an Austrian Rally in Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution on 30 September 2016, RKO BEFREIUNG (Austrian Section of the RCIT), www.rkob.net




The Syrian community in Austria called for a rally in solidarity with Aleppo on Friday, 30 September 2016. More than 200 people – mostly Syrian migrants and refugees – participated in the rally and shouted various slogans against the Assad regime as well as against the US and Russia and for the continuation of the Syrian Revolution.


The organizers – the Austrian Coordination Council for Support of the Syrian Revolution – invited the Revolutionary Communist Organization LIBERATION (RKO BEFREIUNG, Austrian Section of the RCIT) to participate in the rally and to address it. Comrade Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT, and comrade Marek Hangler, Spokesperson of the Austrian section of the RCIT, emphasized in their speeches the need for international solidarity with the Syrian Revolution. Furthermore, they stressed our intransigent opposition to both Russian and US imperialist intervention in the conflict and warned against a Kerry-Lavrov agreement as a sell-out of the Syrian Revolution. They said that the only road to liberation is for the working people in Syria to take power.


Not surprisingly, not a single Austrian left-wing organization except ours joined the rally. This reflects the abstentionist or even pro-Assadist position of large sectors of the Stalinist, social democratic and centrist left, as well as the increasing Islamophobia in Europe, something which regrettably has also infected the so-called “left”.




To view photographs and videos of the rally, follow this link: http://www.rkob.net/wer-wir-sind-1/rkob-aktiv-bei/syrien-30-september-2016/ (scroll down)


To view the speeches of comrades Pröbsting and Hangler, follow this links: https://youtu.be/qFAGMGEP7i0 and https://youtu.be/5HvsHo970eI