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.
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.)