Symbols of the Syrian Regime Falling

March 25, 2011 § 1 Comment

The ubiquitous visual representations of Asad’s cult of personality are becoming the targets of demonstrations in Syria. After over a month of demonstrations in numerous Syrian cities, the statues and posters that are a familiar aspect of every Syrian’s life are now being stripped down from their prominent locations in some central squares.

Poster of Bashar being ripped down in Homs

Painting of Hafez al-Asad being chipped away with a mallot in Inkhil

Shoes thrown at poster of Bashar in Talbisiya, Homs

Sign with faces of Hafez and Bashar being blotted out with markers in Homs

Statue of Hafez decapitated in Deraa

Poster of Bashar torn from building in Hama

Poster of Bashar ripped from building in Jasar al-Shaghour

Posters of Bashar and Hafez beaten with sticks, pelted with rocks, and then ripped down in Hama

Posters of Bashar and Hafez torn down in Hama

Poster of Bashar ripped from the “Communications Branch” in Hama

Bashar poster taken down in countryside of Damascus

Tearing down posters of Bashar al-Asad in Hama

Protestors tear down posters of Bashar al-Asad in Midan in Damascus

Burning of Basil al-Asad statue in Deir ez-Zour

Protestors destroying symbols in Douma

Bust of Hafez al-Asad chipped away

More bust action

Statue of Hafez al-Asad toppled in Rasta.

Soldier urinating on Bashar poster in unknown location Via Facebook

Burning of the “largest” poster of Bashar al-Asad in Homs

A poster of Hafez al-Asad destroyed at the “Officer’s Club” in Homs.

A of poster of Bashar al-Asad torn down at the center of Dera.

Bringing down a statue of Hafez al-Asad in Deraa.

These powerful images show how the Asad cult of personality that has become embedded in Syria’s cities and towns can be torn down in seconds.

(Note: I have re-posted this at Spaces in Public.)

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§ One Response to Symbols of the Syrian Regime Falling

  • […] Symbols of the Syrian Regime Begin to Fall « the news in arabic The ubiquitous visual representations of Asad’s cult of personality are becoming the targets of demonstrations in Syria. After 11 days of demonstrations in numerous Syrian cities, the statues and posters that are a familiar aspect of every Syrian’s life are now being stripped down from their prominent locations in some central squares. No footage has been reported of this happening in Syria’s two major cities Damascus and Aleppo, but Homs and Deraa are substantial cities in their own ways. […]

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