Graffiti War on Syrian Walls /2/

Pro & Anti Syrian Revolution Graffiti

Happy Arab news service blog reported that graffiti was seen at an anti-Assad insurance agent’s business in the United States. A day later, a pro-Assad journalist posted a photo on Facebook of pro-revolution graffiti on a Garden Grove travel agency owned by a Syrian-American who expressed support to the current regime.

Orange County’s Syrian-Americans are divided over the revolution in Syria. We’ve seen protests in front of Syria’s consulate in Newport Beach, some against the regime and others to support it. Recently, the divide in Southern California has escalated.

There is a saying in Syria goes: “الحيطان دفاتر المجانين” which means “Wall are the sheets of the insane people”; however, nowadays Syrian people turn Syria’s walls into the free expression exchange field!

I’ll leave you with some painted walls in several cities in Syria.

Be with the revolution. Source: 29 Arabic Letters Blog

Assad Graffiti. Translated: “(Either submit to) Assad or We Burn The Country”. Source: The revolting Syrian Blog

Graffiti in Damascus, Syria bearing the logo of the FSA (the Free Syrian Army) with the words “we are coming” written underneath the logo. The writing on the wall above the logo reads: “It’s getting closer” (i.e. Bashar, your days are numbered). Source: put a spell on you on Tumblr.

Revolutionary terms Graffiti on the walls of the faculty of Science in Aleppo, correcting the phrases written by Assad thugs. Source: Facebook page of FREEDOM GRAFFiTi WEEK Syria

A graffiti artists tags a wall with the phrase “Down with Bashar”, during the Syrian Uprising, March 2011. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Assad thugs graffiti in Hama: “Either Assad To Rule Syria or No One” . Source: FreedomHouse on Flickr

Assad thugs graffiti: Only Bashar – We are death men. Source: FreedomHouse on Flickr

Graffiti against Bashar Assad #Syria. Source: Sabry Khaled on Flickr

This post is part of Global Voices special coverage Syria Protests 2011/12

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About Rami Alhames

I'm a Syrian Brazilian, Freelance Translator and Social media contributor @GlobalVoices @GVinArabic, Meedan, in Portuguese, Arabic and English.
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