02 Apr '11, 3am

In the Middle East and North Africa: Thousands of Syrians shouting "We want freedom!" marched on Friday ... #Africa

Thousands of Syrians shouting "We want freedom!" marched on Friday in Deraa, the southern city that has become the epicentre of an extraordinary protest movement, as security forces were deployed across the country, witnesses said by telephone. Activists dubbed Friday a "Day of Martyrs" and called for mass demonstrations to honour more than 70 people killed during two weeks of protests against President Bashar Assad's regime, one of the most authoritarian states in the Middle East. On Thursday, the United States advised its citizens to put off nonessential travel to Syria and urged those in the country to consider leaving. Yemen Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis marched in villages and cities across the nation on Friday in what appeared to be the largest demonstration in more than a month of demands that the country's long-time ruler to step down. In an unprecedented move, ...

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