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Demonstrators in London protest Aleppo attacks

Activists place false limbs outside the Russian Embassy in London where two campaign groups, The Syria Campaign and Syria Solidarity UK, have scattered over 800 limbs around the gates of the building in a protest at the bombing of civilians in east Aleppo, Syria, Thursday Nov. 3, 2016. Syrian rebels launched a fresh wave of attacks on Aleppo Thursday as the contested city prepared for an anticipated assault by government and allied Russian forces to seize its eastern, rebel-held districts. (Dominic Lipinski /PA via AP)
November 03, 2016 - 10:55 AM

LONDON - Some two dozen demonstrators have gathered outside the Russian Embassy in London to protest Moscow's use of airpower to back the Syrian government in its siege of the city of Aleppo.

Protesters threw hundreds of mannequin limbs in front of the embassy on Thursday, accusing Moscow of committing untold atrocities in Syria's largest city. Two activists chained themselves to the embassy gates.

Protester John Dunford, who chained himself to the gates, says he's protesting "the use of cluster munitions and bunker busters and other terrible horrors that the Russian government has been a part of in Syria. So I'm locked here to make this point."

Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces are waging an offensive on the rebel-controlled eastern part of Aleppo under the cover of Russian warplanes.

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