Last week, an amazing example of the ongoing civil disobedience took place in Damascus while the media spotlight was elsewhere.
In this video, you can spot activist Rima al Dali standing in the middle of the Damascus traffic, very close to Hamra street (a busy shopping point in the capital) and to the Syrian Parliament. She holds a read sign which urges to stop the killing. Some people are passing by with indifference but others are clapping and expressing solidarity.
Together with other brave Syrian youth, Rima was also part of another peaceful action which took place at Sham city center, a crowded and “posh” mall in the Syrian capital. Last week this group of people, young men and women, staged a “flash mob” in the mall. After eating their meal, they stoop up and hold a red and white sign saying: Stop killing, we want to build a nation for all Syrians!
Some of them lied on the floor and pretended to be dead, as in the many pro- Syrian revolution flash mobs that have been taking place in the US or Canada for more than a year. Some people clapped but security agents came and arrested the activists. They have been released.
Civil disobedience seems to be ongoing in the capital and, from the number of actions being staged these days, it looks like it is growing.