Thousands march globally to protest the slaughter of Christians in Iraq

f4fbdf30ca5be92a165456fada1f39731.jpgFrom California to Australia, thousands from all walks of life gathered Monday to march in solidarity as a form of protest against the relentless persecution of the minority Christian population in Iraq. The march was in response to the recent massacre of 58 Iraqi Christians that occurred last Sunday at the Our Lady of Salvation Syriac Catholic Church in Baghdad, but it also echoes a larger cry against the many other attacks endured by the Christian minority.
 Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, extremist attacks against the Assyrian, Syriac, and Chaldean population have increased. These indigenous Iraqi Christians are in fear of their own livelihood and are being forced out of their homeland in order to seek asylum. Rally protesters are not only marching to spread awareness of the past and current persecutions but also as a call for action to help protect and save the Iraqi Christian natives from further bloodshed and even extinction.
According to the Metro Detroit, Andre Anton, one of the rally organizers, said that there will be another rally in Washington, DC in order to get the attention of U.S. lawmakers. For more information on how to help stop the ethnic cleansing of indigenous Christians in iraq, people can visit the following websites: Iraqi Christian Relief, Assyrian American National Coalition, and the Assyrian Aid Society of America