As the killings by occupation forces increased, Byron fled to the mountains where he hid in caves. In his early twenties, having seen his family butchered by the soldiers, he’d fought back, soon turning into a symbol of freedom.
When Byron was killed, the occupied valley erupted into rage. Thousands attended his funeral, as overly nationalistic voices from their occupying country cried vile words of malevolence.
Kill them all!
Blind their children!
With feigned innocence, their oppressors had declared that they’d used non-lethal force in the form of pellet guns. In front of the silent world, the pellets fired deliberately into the eyes of protesting civilians blinded them for life.
When all media was banned from their valley, the oppressed people took to the internet, posting chilling images, hoping to shake the conscience of this callous world. Instead, they saw their posts being deleted from the most famous social media website. Their occupiers had made huge investments in this field and the owners had quietly sided with their requests to make sure no news of their terrible fate got out.
It was now that the people realized how terribly isolated they were, no one cared, they were on their own.