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Syrian Santas Come To Town!

Two Syrian Santas spread some festive cheer and give a holiday message to the Greek Community to thank them for their hospitality.

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Musstafa Musstafa and Youns al Salem were residents at Ritsona Refugee Camp, a camp north of Athens. For a long time they wanted to thank the Greek Community for the hospitality they've shared since the beginning of the current refugee crisis.

After the recent presidential election in the United States they strongly felt like they wanted to do their part to combat fascism. Christmas felt like the perfect opportunity to do both. They decided to buy red roses, a symbol of love and respect, and distribute them amongst the locals. Attached to the roses was a message of thanks in Greek and English.

After half of the roses were distributed, they went to Ritsona to bring some joy to the children by playing games, singing songs and handing out some gifts of chocolate and chips. In the evening, they returned to the streets to continue to hand out the remainder of the roses.

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