Syrian protesters go big with XL message of anger and hope




More than a year after the beginning of the Syrian uprising, authorities keep finding new ways of suppressing dissent. However, anti-government protesters aren’t lacking in creativity, either.


In this video, filmed April 27 in the north-western city of Binnish, protesters hold up a giant, double-sided sign. On one side, they wrote the reasons they are angry: “Oppression, corruption, despotism, demolition,” illustrated with a picture of Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad. On the other, they wrote their hope for the future: “Towards a modern society that is more developed and sensible.”