Dimitris John Raptis

700 days ago

Some backstory on the Syrian tragedy.
(Trigger warning for torture descriptions and war)

The graffiti kids who sparked the Syrian war


At the start of it all, before the uprising and the civil war – and the refugee exodus and the terror and the hatred that have sprung from it – a 14-year-old boy stood giggling with a can of black spray paint, pointing it at the wall of his school in southern Syria.