Dozens of protesters gathered in the bitter cold in Washington Square Park on Friday evening to show their support for the people of Aleppo, Syria, many of whom are currently trapped in the bombarded city pending evacuation.

A few members of the crowd of about 60 protesters waved large black, white, and green flags with "FREEDOM" written on them—the flags of the Free Syrian Army. Other protesters carried homemade signs denouncing the situation in Aleppo and expressing support for the city's people.

One of the protest's organizers, 16-year-old Hebh Jamal, told Gothamist she planned the event with a fellow student at Beacon High School near Times Square. "I just made a Facebook event," Jamal said.

The protesters were drawn to the vigil for different reasons—some supported the Free Syrian Army, others opposed Assad's government, and others just wanted to see an end to the ongoing conflict and called for the U.S government to take in more refugees. They stood huddled together in the cold, chanting "Assad is a terrorist criminal!" and "ISIS out of Syria now! Putin out of Syria now! Assad out of Syria now!" and lit candles in memory of the civilians who are trapped in the middle of a fight between Assad's government and rebel forces.

The International Committee of the Red Cross told the Huffington Post on Saturday that thousands of cold, injured, and scared civilians are still waiting to be evacuated from East Aleppo. Officials from both the rebel army and Assad's government reportedly said this morning that the evacuation of Aleppo would resume, and civilians from neighboring Shi'ite villages, two towns near the Lebanese border, and East Aleppo would also be evacuated.

"We're calling for the end of genocide, which isn't much to ask," she Jamal told Gothamist as the crowd behind her chanted "Free, free Syria!"

"We should be having protests every single day," she added. "We need to stand together in solidarity, reject hate, reject fascism. I'm actually kind of disappointed—1,000 people said they would show up, but about 100 came. We need to organize, and we need more people."

A Syrian woman who gave her name as Salma said that she would like to see the U.S. government take more action. "They could have done a no-fly zone, for example. Putin is supporting Assad's government, Obama could have been supporting the anti-Assad government. But sometimes when you intervene, things can get worse."

During his final presidential press conference Friday afternoon, President Obama said that the U.S. would have had to be "all in and willing to take over Syria" for him to intervene more forcefully in the ongoing war. Last week, the Pentagon announced that an additional 200 troops would be deployed to Syria to help Kurdish and Arab fighters fight ISIS.

"Life in Syria is very difficult. There are a lot of barricades, their Secret Service is constantly watching you," Salma said. "There's no electricity sometimes, or water. I want peace. I want a change of government—freedom, basic liberties, basic human rights."