Robin Williams: Syrian Rebels Pay Tribute To Late Comedian

There have been many tributes to Robin Williams since his untimely passing. But one town in Syria is paying tribute to Williams, and, at the same time, hoping to raise international awareness of the violence taking place in their area.

According to a report from The Daily Mirror, a group of people in Kafranbel, located in northwest Syria, posted a photo of them holding a banner that features a quote from Genie, whom Williams voiced in the Walt Disney hit, Aladdin.

The banner says: “To be free. Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in the world.” It is then followed by “RIP Robin Williams.”

According to the New York Post, the Kafranbel Media Center releases a new banner each week, usually in English, to display its message to the world in the hopes of getting attention and support from America.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the funeral for Robin Williams will be “very private,” and not many details are known. But there will be a comedy benefit, as well, that will be open to the public. There is no date set aside for the event yet, but it is scheduled to take place at Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, California.

Many have shown their respect by paying tribute to the late actor and comedian. Several people have made illustrations that feature some of Williams’ best known characters; made videos that honored his career in comedy and acting; and shared memories of watching his films, working with him, or just knowing him via social media.