13 Apr '11, 6pm

Syria freedom protests spread to second city Aleppo

Protests for greater freedoms spread Wednesday to Aleppo, Syria's second city, where hundreds of university students clashed with police and a smaller protest took place in the capital, rights activists told AFP by telephone. Meanwhile, thousands of women blocked a stretch of a main coastal road in the north of the country demanding authorities release hundreds of people arrested during a crackdown on the flashpoint towns of Banias and Baida, London-based rights activist Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP. And the authorities paraded three suspects on state television, who admitted being members of an "armed terrorist gang, saying they received money and weapons from abroad to fuel unrest in Syria ." In particular, the suspects said they had received arms and weapons from neighbouring Lebanon . A Lebanese MP named by one suspect denied any involvement. One of them, Anas al-Kanj, w...

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