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Friday, April 22, 2011

Syrians Take to the Streets

Despite President Bashar Assad ending the unpopular emergency law, tens of thousands of pro-democracy campaigners have turned out in cities across Syria, including the capital Damascus and the southern city of Deraa. 

Syrian forces fired teargas to disperse a pro-democracy protest in Damascus on Friday and several thousand people in the southern city of Deraa called for the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad, according to witnesses.
More than 220 protesters have been killed since protests erupted on March the18th in Deraa, according to rights campaigners, including 21 protesters killed this week in the central city of Homs.

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