White Helmets backlash after Mannequin Challenge video

White Helmets backlash after Mannequin Challenge video
 

It is an achingly familiar scene. An injured man lies prostrate in the rubble as two members of the Syria Civil Defence group - known as the White Helmets - come to his aid, another apparent victim of Syria's bloody civil war.
But all is not as it seems.
The man and the White Helmets appear frozen. The whole scene is in fact posed.
The men are performing their version of the Mannequin Challenge in a video released by activists from the Revolutionary Forces of Syria (RFS) "to raise awareness of the suffering of the Syrian people".
Nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the... read more

 
24 November 2016 in World News, Views: 47
Source: BBC
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