15 Apr '11, 11am

Thousands protest in key Syrian city - Channel News Asia #Syria #fb

Thousands protest in key Syrian city - Channel News Asia #Syria #fb

DAMASCUS : Around 3,000 people marched on Friday demanding the freedom of Daraa, the epicentre of protests which have rocked Syria since March 15, a rights activist said. "Between 2,500 and 3,000 people showed up at Al-Saraya area in the centre of the city, chanting slogans in favour of freedom and against the hostile regime," said the activist on condition of anonymity. He said protesters in the southern city of Daraa chanted "Death rather than humiliation!" Other protesters are "going to come from nearby villages," he said as security forces did not intervene. The latest demonstration came a day after Syria announced an amnesty for scores of prisoners detained since the protests erupted and as it unveiled a new cabinet to replace the one that quit last month. Last Friday, Syrian security forces shot dead seven people in Daraa as thousands of people staged pro-democracy r...

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