AUCHINLECK artist Brian Carey teamed up with two young refugees from Syria to highlight the brutal regime that is killing its own people.

Mr Carey joined the married couple from Aleppo in Syria at the Clyde Ark Bridge near Glasgow city centre to place 600 crosses that he created.

Each one bears the names of children slaughtered in the Syrian conflict, although he sadly reflected that his crosses represent a mere fraction of those killed.

He said: “The crosses were put out with the help of the young Syrian couple to mark the sixth full year of the revolution in their country.”

No stranger to controversy, Mr Carey then stirred up strong reactions with his next artwork demonstration.

Holding court in busy George Square, he laid out letters which composed a letter to US President Donald Trump.

“I did it in response to President Trump’s action in bombing Syria. It read ‘Good luck President Trump, let’s hope your military action stops all future chemical attacks in Syria and beyond her border.’ “It was received with a very mixed, and sometimes heated, reaction from the general public which I expected for such a serious matter.”

Other imagery was created by Mr Carey which carried a powerful message and attracted much attention at one of the busiest places in Glasgow city centre.

A depiction of a body bag with a gas mask and surgical face-mask in reference to the chemical attack, was placed on the ground beside blue disposable rubber gloves.

This was similar to a previous protest he carried out in Edinburgh when his 4,400 pairs of gloves represented the number of migrants and refugees that have died.

Among Mr Carey’s most notable previous protests was a campaign against ‘slave labour’ measures introduced by the UK government - where he compared them to the Nazis.

Dressed in a high visibility jacket with a Swastika emblazoned on the back, he carried out a one-man protest outside Cumnock Job Centre.