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This Bus Ad Parades War Tanks Through Copenhagen

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Updated: 26 July 2017
Dette er hverdag i Aleppo! With this phrase, which translates to “This is everyday life in Aleppo” accompanied by an image of a tank, Amnesty International is trying to show Danes the destructive effects of war.

The powerful image, which was designed by agency Robert/Boisen & Like-minded, can be seen on one of Copenhagen’s city buses. A tank is an image strongly connected to war and seeing one – even painted – crossing the peaceful streets of Copenhagen can create a feeling of anxiety. In this way, Danes may think how Syrians’ daily life is and consequently become more sympathetic towards refugees coming to the country.

“Everyone has the right to safety – also refugees. It can be difficult to imagine what it is like to be human in a city where one daily fears for one’s own and loved ones’ lives. Therefore, we have brought the everyday life of Aleppo to Copenhagen’s summer cityscape, so we, Danes, have the opportunity to face Syria’s brutal conflict”, said Amnesty’s Claus Juul.