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State of Palestine: Gazan artists stage theatrical demo in solidarity with refugees01:47

State of Palestine: Gazan artists stage theatrical demo in solidarity with refugees

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Gaza
September 8, 2015 at 22:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of artists staged a theatrical demonstration on Gaza beach on Tuesday, in solidarity with the washed up bodies of dead refugees on the shores of the Mediterranean.

Footage shows children holding signs and pictures of the victims who have lost their lives during their journey to Europe, including Aylan Kurdi, the dead Syrian toddler whose picture went viral after his body was discovered on the shores of Turkey.

Actors also lay in the sand on the beach to imitate the fate of Syrian victims, then broke into a modern dance piece.

Over 200,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean and landed on European shores in 2015 alone, with southern Europe seeing the majority of arrivals. Italy is currently host to an estimated 100,000 new arrivals, while the United Nations (UN) estimate that around 2,400 migrants have lost their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean this year.

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A group of artists staged a theatrical demonstration on Gaza beach on Tuesday, in solidarity with the washed up bodies of dead refugees on the shores of the Mediterranean.

Footage shows children holding signs and pictures of the victims who have lost their lives during their journey to Europe, including Aylan Kurdi, the dead Syrian toddler whose picture went viral after his body was discovered on the shores of Turkey.

Actors also lay in the sand on the beach to imitate the fate of Syrian victims, then broke into a modern dance piece.

Over 200,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean and landed on European shores in 2015 alone, with southern Europe seeing the majority of arrivals. Italy is currently host to an estimated 100,000 new arrivals, while the United Nations (UN) estimate that around 2,400 migrants have lost their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean this year.