Friday, April 15, 2011

Protests Continue in Syria

Protests have broken out for yet another day in the dictatorship of Syria. Despite the regime's attempts to keep the demonstrations down, including killing at least 200 civilians, they still continue. The people of the country are calling for freedom, despite the nominal moves made by the regime.

Protests have spread to multiple cities, a day after a new cabinet was sworn in by the dictator, Bashar Assad.

The largest protest was in the southern city of Daraa, with about 10,000 people turning out in a city that has become the epicenter of the protest movement. There was no immediate sign of army and security services in the city — a stark change from previous weeks, when government forces fired tear gas and live bullets at the protesters.
"Demonstrations came out from every mosque in the city, including the Omari mosque... The number of people is above 10,000 protesters so far," an activist said by phone from Deraa. 

Furthermore, this is the first time that the protests have appeared in Damascus. Hopefully this is a sign of more to come.

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