ISSN 2330-717X

Syria: At Least 20 Dead In Friday Protests

By

Some one million Syrians participated in the largest protests Friday since the uprising started some four months ago. Syrian security forces fired on the crowds, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 100, activists said, according to the AP.

In a significant development, thousands turned out in the capital, Damascus, which had seen scattered protests. Until now, much of the protest against President Bashar Assad has been in impoverished, remote areas.

Massive rallies also were reported in areas that have come under military siege since the uprising started in March, with tanks and snipers trying to crush dissent.

Friday’s protests stretched from Damascus and its suburbs to Hasakeh and Idlib provinces in the north, Daraa in the south and Latakia on the coast. Thousands converged on the flashpoint cities of Homs and Hama in central Syria.

Al Bawaba News

Al Bawaba News

Al Bawaba provides top stories and breaking news about the Middle East and the world. The Al Bawaba network consists of several web portals and media platforms.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.