How the Graffiti Boys ignited the Syrian Revolution

How the Graffiti Boys ignited the Syrian Revolution January 25, 2014 at 12:51 am | Published in: Article, Middle EastYvonne RidleyJanuary 25, 2014 at 12:51 am803SHARES “Ashaab yureed isqat annidham.” This phrase is ringing in the ears of tyrants and despots around the Arab world and means quite simply that the people want to bring down the regime. It is the enduring chant of the Arab Spring, so it’s hardly surprising that these are probably the first words children learn in their cradles as they are rocked to sleep to the beat of this rousing street anthem.When a group of 11-year-old Syrian boys made their way home from school one day and started larking around, as boys of that age do, it was almost inevitable that among the graffiti they scratched on a partially-collapsed…
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