Activists in the city of Damascus launched a campaign under the slogan "Russia is a partner in the killing of Syrian people" on Sunday, December 13.
The activists distributed pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a footnote sating: "The murderer of Syrian people" in more than 10 neighborhoods around Damascus, including: al-Muhajireen, Abu Rummanah, al-Maliki, al-Midan, al-Mujtahed, al-Baramkah, Old Damascus, al-Halbouni, at-Tiliani and Medhat Pasha.
The campaign was also picked up in a number of cities and towns in Eastern Ghouta and Muadamiyat ash-Sham. The campaign came in response to the recent massacre in Douma and to the shelling of cities and towns in Eastern Ghouta by Russian warplanes.
Russian warplanes targeted the city of Douma on Sunday, killing more than 40 civilians and injuring dozens of others.
The aim of the campaign, according to the its organizers, is "to deliver a message to those who supported the Russian intervention, and to challenge the regime in a city filled with military barracks and roadblocks."
The Russian intervention in Syria has been widely welcomed in pro-regime areas, where some have even described the Russian president as their "savior".
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