17 Mar 2012

Auckland rally against Syrian regime

5:43 pm on 17 March 2012

More than 50 protesters gathered in Auckland's Aotea Square on Saturday afternoon to rally against the Syrian regime.

A spokesperson for the group Syrian Solidarity New Zealand says they are calling on the Government to send humanitarian aid, especially medical supplies, to Syria.

Ali Akil says the group also says the Government should boycott the Syrian regime and oppose it at the United Nations.

Mr Akil says thousands of people have been killed or injured in Syria since the revolution started a year ago.