Banksy for the #WithSyria CampaignStreet Art // Friday, 14 Mar 2014
Amazingly, March 15 will mark the third anniversary of the ongoing Syria conflict, and groups from around the world are continuing various awareness campaigns for the citizens of Syria and demanded a stop to the bloodshed inside the country. In our world, the art world, Banksy has lent his iconic "Girl With the Red Balloon" for the #WithSyria awareness campaign....
Here is the information about the campaign:
The #WithSyria campaign will launch in thirty five countries as we approach the anniversary of the Syria conflict on the 15th of March, amassing an unprecedented popular movement in solidarity with those caught in the conflict. A collective appeal will be launched by global organisations and key individuals calling on political leaders to sign up to a pledge to do everything they can to make this the last anniversary marked by bloodshed.
A series of actions will highlight the call built around the global release of “With Syria” balloons by children from around the world, the lighting up of iconic buildings, messages of solidarity from high profile individuals, and a campaign video taking inspiration from Banksy’s image of hope.
Banksy’s iconic “Girl with the Red Balloon” is a picture of hope. The red balloon carries the girl above and away from the chaos below, beyond the burnt-out buildings and bullet-potted walls.
For more information on how you can take part in these vigils, visit www.with‑syria.org. Our friend Butterfly in London, and Lars Siemens in Amsterdam have sent images they shot in their respective cities.