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Natalie Portman Joins Facebook Movement Against Syria President Assad

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Actress Natalie Portman. Photo: wiki commons.

Bloomberg – Frustrated by the failure of diplomats to end the killings in Syria, activists are betting stars such as Natalie Portman and the Internet can be more effective.

Celebrities have rallied today, the first anniversary of the conflict, in support of a message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the United Nations: Stop One Year of Bloodshed.

Actresses Susan Sarandon and Portman penned hand-written notes which campaigners posted on Facebook Inc. (FB)’s social networking website. On YouTube, there is a one-minute video montage of celebrities, such as actor Patrick Stewart from Star Trek, holding up ”Unite for Syria” signs. Pop stars Nelly Furtado and Annie Lennox posted from their personal Twitter Inc. accounts to make the topic “trend” the micro-blogging website.

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