Students and faculty members took part in a protest at Damascus University in Syria on Wednesday (March 9th).
At the demonstration, the crowd gathered in the form of a giant letter Z, many people also waved Russian flags.
Russia’s giant flag was also hoisted next to the Syrian flag, a testament to the two countries’ friendliness, which could potentially be the result of Vladimir Putin’s assistance to Bashar al-Assad during Syria’s civil war.
The Z symbol was used by Russian forces fighting in Ukraine, ostensibly to avoid friendly fire.
Russia’s Defense Ministry last week posted on Instagram that the symbol comes from Russia’s “For Victory,” which begins with the sound “Z” and means “for victory.”
However, this was associated with support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which was widely condemned by the international community.
Similarly, earlier this week were students in the Russian city of Kazan forced to take part in a Nazi flashmob.
In the disgusting video you can see students chanting and pumping air with their fists, dressed in white clothes with the symbol Z.
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Participation was mandatory, and students who refused to participate were required to have an explanatory note detailing the reason why they were unable to attend.
Internet giants were also observed this week Amazon came under fire for selling a range of clothing, which was marked by the terrible symbol Z.
Although the company quickly removed products from its website, it was too late to avoid any criticism, and shadow business secretary Jonathan Reynolds said companies like Amazon should “act responsibly” as the conflict breaks life in Europe.