March 15, 2011, marks the Syrian "Day of Rage," triggered by the detention of children in Dara and inspired by the hopes unleashed in the Arab Spring. This was the day when protests began in Syria against all that was wrong — corruption, human rights abuses, grinding poverty, and so on. Hundreds took to the streets, then thousands, then more than a million.
Being an activist in a war zone is not something people choose to be. It is a duty that befalls some people when they feel called on to act and do something in the face of the unjust.