People with weapons and shouts of “Allahu Akbar” scared not everyone – someone rented guests to the smartphone
Judging by eyewitness accounts, the actors came to the cinema late in the evening and portrayed themselves as militants in traditional clothes and with weapons. One of the participants entered the store on horseback, others stood around him and shouted “Allahu Akbar”. None of the fake terrorists touched others and did not attempt to attack them.
Several customers were frightened and ran away from the shopping center, however, many people saw the terrorists in the actors, so they shot what was happening on smartphones and asked for selfies.
In social networks criticized the film’s PR for such a “rude attempt to attract attention,” because in the shopping center were small children and elderly people. They especially noted a photo in which one of the fake fighters tied a dummy bomb near the food court.
The director of “Damascus Time” Ebrahim Hatamikia (Ebrahim Hatamikia) apologized to people who were frightened by a PR stunt. According to him, originally planned to arrange a photo shoot with the militants near the cinema. “I did not think there would be a crowd, a horse and panic inside the shopping center. I did not know, “he added.