About 40 Syrian refugees from camps near Thessaloniki have protested peacefully outside the Russian consulate in the northern Greek port city against Russia’s bombardment of Aleppo.

Refugees burnt a Russian flag and held up placards outside the building, which was heavily guarded by Greek police.

Rizan Ali Hasan, 24, said Wednesday’s protest was prompted by high civilian casualties in Aleppo. “Many children were killed,” he said.

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