Idlib, Syria, June 8, 2020. Hundreds of people demonstrate in a public park of the city of Idlib, Northern Syria, to commemorate the first death anniversary of the Syrian activist and revolutionary chanter Abdul Baset al-Sarout, who was also the commander of the Bayada Martyrs' Brigade of the Free Syrian Army. The demonstrators cried out slogans, emphasizing the continuation of the Syrian Revolution until fulfilling their demands, freedom, dignity, and the release of detainees. The demonstrators also expressed solidarity with other demonstrators in the Daraa and al-Suwayda governorates, where people recently demonstrated against the Syrian regime and demanded to overthrow it.
One of the demonstrators in Idlib said that al-Sarout sang for freedom since the first days of the Syrian Revolution, and for the revolutions of the Arab peoples, adding that his death was a wound added to the wounds of the Syrians.
Al-Sarout was the goalkeeper of the Al-Karamah Syrian football club, but later he became known as the Syrian Revolution chanter, as he participated and sang in the demonstrations of Homs city. The Syrian government forces had besieged al-Sarout and his Brigade of Bayada Martyrs in Old Homs, and killed four of his brothers. Al-Sarout was exposed to several assassination attempts before being killed by Syrian government's shelling on June 8, 2019.