Boris Johnson has encouraged people to march on the Russian embassy over the country’s role in the Syrian conflict.
The foreign secretary told the Commons: “There is no commensurate horror, it seems to me, amongst some of those anti-war protest groups.
“I would certainly like to see demonstrations outside the Russian embassy.
“Where is the Stop The War Coalition at the moment? Where are they?”
The Russian embassy used its Twitter account to hit back at Johnson and at wider British criticism...
His call came after Labour’s Ann Clwyd urged those who care about the plight of Syrian civilians to gather outside Russian embassies across the globe until the country stops its bombing campaign, the Press Association reported.
She said: “We need to speak up for and on behalf of our common humanity.
However he added that he was concerned “the wells of outrage are growing exhausted”.
The BBC reported that he warned that Russia risked booming an international “pariah” following bombing in Syria.
Many were critical of Johnson’s comments...
The debate also saw Labour MP Mike Gapes called for “unanimous” cross party support on the issue of Syria.
He said: “In the 1930s there was a united condemnation of what the Nazis and their airforce were doing in Spain in support for a fascist regime.
“Isn’t it time we had a united, unambiguous, explicit, direct condemnation of what Putin is doing in support of Assad in Aleppo at this moment, not just from the government but from the opposition benches unanimously?”
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has so far remained silent on the issue, despite being urged to “speak out on Syria” in an open letter from Momentum activists and being heckled at a Stop the War coalition conference on Saturday.
Corbyn sparked a strong reaction from some Labour MPs after he said that Russia had “apparently” bombed civilians in Aleppo in Syria.
A party source insisted later that he had “condemned” the Russian and Syrian government involvement in the air strike on a UN aid convoy, and that the evidence suggested that it had been a “war crime”.
On Tuesday some suggested that Johnson’s comments sounded more like they should have been coming from the Labour leader: