Aleppo was once the financial capital of Syria, but it has been gripped by fighting since the country spiraled into war five years ago. Activists are calling on Facebook users around the world to change their profile pictures into red image to shed light on the violence in Aleppo, Syria that has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
The hashtag #MakeFacebookRed spread to urge Facebook users to change the profile picture into red image to raise awareness of the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria and highlight the bloodshed in Syria especially in Aleppo.
لا مزيد من الكلمات … لا مزيد من الدموع … الحزن فقط وألم
Keine Worte mehr …Keine Tränen mehr …Einfach nur…
Posted by Firas Alshater فراس الشاطر on Friday, April 29, 2016
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#MakeFacebookRed to highlight the bloodshed in Syria especially in Aleppo where hospitals continue to be bombed and civilians killed on a daily basis.
Posted by Amnesty International – Chicago on Thursday, April 28, 2016
The call comes as a second medical facility was hit this week by airstrikes in Aleppo and at least 200 people have been killed in renewed fighting in the ravaged city.
It’s not just Facebook, People did it on Twitter too
The calls for spreading reddish profile pictures did not stop at Facebook, It spread in Twitter too as tweeps changed their profile picture into red to show sympathy and solidarity with Aleppo cause.
Two hashtags launched in Arabic and English (#حلب_تحترق /#AleppoIsBurning) to support the social media marketing campaign that aim to spread awareness about Aleppo.
Why are thousands painting profile pictures red? https://t.co/Db69RGDsa8 #AleppoIsBurning #MakeFacebookRed #Syria pic.twitter.com/NFUWjFjZRc
— The New Arab (@The_NewArab) April 29, 2016
I'm devastated with what is happening so far.. a direct airstrikes on hospitals, humanity is dead! #AleppoIsBurning pic.twitter.com/8IJI7fXG85
— Askar (@Ahmed_A_Askar) April 29, 2016
People are changing their profile pics to red on @Twitter in solidarity with #Syria #AleppoIsBurning #حلب_تحترق pic.twitter.com/xx5DWNQrVI
— মুহাম্মদ উসমান 🇵🇸 🇵🇰 (@usmi_sargodhian) April 29, 2016
so hopefully this color is bright enough to grab their attention ,Half a million killed and counting.#حلب_تحترق pic.twitter.com/4rfu3FCAtc
— Clossseeeedddd (@_Ayasalahh) April 29, 2016
Sitting here hurt seeing all the pics
When will this end ?
Feelin disabled because I can't do anything but pray for them 💔💔☝ #حلب_تحترق
— Farah. x (@FarahIsHere_aye) April 29, 2016