We talked to people who reached Serbia in their Civil March for Aleppo: We have been walking across Europe from December (PHOTO)
During their route for peace in Syria, they have walked across Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and they walked in Serbia on 31st March
Young people from the entire Europe were organized in so called Civil march for Aleppo, whose aim is to stop the bloodshed in Syria. They started walking from Berlin on 26 December last year, and they made it to Nis yesterday.
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Upon entering into Serbia they already crossed 1.500 kilometers, and they will be in our country until 22 April and they will continue further to Aleppo.
During their route for peace in Syria, they walked over Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and they walked in Serbia on 31st March.
Around 3.000 started from Berlin and around 30 made it to Serbia, but they are calling on all young people who thing that Syrian people suffered enough, to join their march.
German Aleksandar Stotkijevic left his job of a successful project manager in Stuttgart so he could try and stop prevent further suffering of Syrian people, in Gandhi way.
- Idea to start the march of peace came from Polish journalist Ana Albot. Civilian march is protest walk in opposite direction, from Berlin towards Aleppo, our goal is to stop the war in Syria and to return the migrants back to their homes. Our intention is to get the attention to the suffering of these people walking thousands of kilometers so they could seek refuge in Europe - explains Stotkijevic.
Stotkijevic, Spaniard Pablo Ruiz Fath, German Alexander Cook and thirty of their friends were able to withstand all the efforts and came to Serbia, while many of those who went with them had to give up for various reasons.
- There were few from Syria, but they were stopped, some in Slovenia, some in Croatia, because they did not have any documents. We didn't have any major problems in the way, we get by, we sleep in schools, museums, culture homes, wherever they can take us, and if we have no place to go, we sleep in tents.
- We finance the food ourselves, and people we meet on the way help us, even migrants give us some food even though they don't have much - said Stotkijevic and adds that they met a very warm welcome in Serbia.
- While we are walking through your cities, people are waiving to us, greeting us - said the young peacemaker.
Commenting the reaction of the public for their quest, Stotkijevic said that opinions differ.
- Many are surprised with what we have done, some think that it is crazy, but we don't think so, considering that everybody has to do something to make the killing stop, and this is what we can do - concludes Stotkijevic.
(Telegraf.co.uk / D.K.)
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