Photos: Circassian Sit-In Near Russian Embassy | بالصور: اعتصام للشركس قرب السفارة الروسية

الأحد 22 أيار 2011

نظم عشرات من الشركس اعتصاما بالقرب من السفارة الروسية في عمّان تزامنا مع اعتصامات شبيهة في مدن مختلفة في العالم احتجاجا على إقامة الألعاب الأولمبية الشتوية لعام ٢٠١٤ في مدينة سوشي في المنطقة التي أجبروا على تركها قبل حوالي١٥٠ عاما. تصوير: مجد البهو

Circassians in different cities around the world held protests yesterday against the 2014 winter olympics planned in Sochi/Russia – the area they say they were driven out of some 150 years ago. Here in Amman they protested in front of the Russian Embassy near 3rd circle. Photos by Majd Al-Bahou.

 

  •  thanks to 7iber 4 this … 

  •  thanks to 7iber 4 this … 

  • Sharkassi

     thanks 7iber, but as one of the people very well informed about that day, the number of people attending the event was more than a 1000 and probably closer to 1500, i am not sure why you have mentioned “tens”. Do you know why it is more than 1000, because 1. more than 600 tshirts were distributed to people who immediately wore them, and probably only 1 out of 3 people got the chance to get a Tshirt. 2. there were buses taking people to the event location with fixed number of people, and once you get the head count and number of trips to the location, you get close to 600 with many many others driving by themselves to the location.
    3. a quick sample I personally did regarding how many people are in the block of tiles between two trees and multiplying that by the number of trees the people were spreadout for also showed above one thousand. 

  • Sharkassi

     thanks 7iber, but as one of the people very well informed about that day, the number of people attending the event was more than a 1000 and probably closer to 1500, i am not sure why you have mentioned “tens”. Do you know why it is more than 1000, because 1. more than 600 tshirts were distributed to people who immediately wore them, and probably only 1 out of 3 people got the chance to get a Tshirt. 2. there were buses taking people to the event location with fixed number of people, and once you get the head count and number of trips to the location, you get close to 600 with many many others driving by themselves to the location.
    3. a quick sample I personally did regarding how many people are in the block of tiles between two trees and multiplying that by the number of trees the people were spreadout for also showed above one thousand. 

  • Sharkassi

     يعني خليني احط بعض الصور عشان نبطل نحكي عشرات…واالله العظيم فوق الالف و بصراحى الالتزام كان عالي بصورة فاقت تصورات الجميع 

  • Sharkassi

     يعني خليني احط بعض الصور عشان نبطل نحكي عشرات…واالله العظيم فوق الالف و بصراحى الالتزام كان عالي بصورة فاقت تصورات الجميع 

  • Thank you Sharkassi for the note but i was there too…they were only 150-200 people, 600 T-Shirts were distributed but this is not mean that all those took the T-Shirts were really there…there was also many journalists you can ask them.

    Thank you again.

  • Thank you Sharkassi for the note but i was there too…they were only 150-200 people, 600 T-Shirts were distributed but this is not mean that all those took the T-Shirts were really there…there was also many journalists you can ask them.

    Thank you again.

  • Sharkassi

    majd,

    my friend, you either have a problem counting or you were not there at the peak time since people came in batches (planned this way to reduce impact on the traffic).

    there were 110 ushers in the event, so it is impossible that there were 200 people there only.

    3 buses of 50 people each and 4 buses of 22 people each were used to take people there. we have not spoken about people coming in cars.

  • Sharkassi

    majd,

    my friend, you either have a problem counting or you were not there at the peak time since people came in batches (planned this way to reduce impact on the traffic).

    there were 110 ushers in the event, so it is impossible that there were 200 people there only.

    3 buses of 50 people each and 4 buses of 22 people each were used to take people there. we have not spoken about people coming in cars.

  • Sharkassi

     sorry, with regards to buses, they also made more than one trip… not sure how many, but they have made at least one trip which puts us at 250 to start with, plus 110 ushers in cars… so here you go, it is impossible to be less than 360 people. 

    tshirts were given out at 8am in the morning for the same day. One per person only. So if you distribute 600 tshirts saturday morning at 8am…im sure that people who show up that early in the morning on a weekend to get a tshirt were planning on going to the event.

  • Sharkassi

     sorry, with regards to buses, they also made more than one trip… not sure how many, but they have made at least one trip which puts us at 250 to start with, plus 110 ushers in cars… so here you go, it is impossible to be less than 360 people. 

    tshirts were given out at 8am in the morning for the same day. One per person only. So if you distribute 600 tshirts saturday morning at 8am…im sure that people who show up that early in the morning on a weekend to get a tshirt were planning on going to the event.