The hashtag #MentionThe450 is trending worldwide and in the United States. Those using the hashtag assert that forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad murdered 450 innocent civilians today.
#Mentionthe450 murdered by Assad & Co. in Syria today. Someone's mother. Someone's child. Someone's husband. Mostly civilians. Never forget.
— Maryam Saleh مريم صالح (@MaryamSaleh) April 21, 2013
— Sam Smith (@samn265) April 21, 2013
— Saina Behnejad (@SainaBehnejad) April 21, 2013
100 of the 450 were arrested first and shot,slaughtered, and burnt to death publicly infront of their families and loved ones #MentionThe450
— Hani Nasabi (@Hani_Nasabi) April 21, 2013
According to an anti-Assad group cited by CNN, “at least 450 bodies were found [today] in the Damascus suburb of Jadidat al-Fadel.”
Earlier today, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the U.S. will double financial aid to anti-Assad groups.