(text and image via stencilarchive)

“We’ve already organised a number of actions in Damascus, such as painting a statue of Assad’s father, Hafez al-Assad, red to symbolise the blood of those who have been killed by the regime. But graffiti has allowed us to reach out to a portion of the population that won’t risk joining the opposition movement. Some people are terrified by the messages of violence some in the opposition have begun to spout, such as calls to arms or the death of Bashar al-Assad. We hope that these people will find the artistic and peaceful nature of our approach more appealing.”