The key thing is that the protests in Syria are spreading
Protests spread in Syria on Friday from their southern epicentre of Daraa to Damascus and a town south of the capital, where authorities moved to arrest at least five demonstrators.The Reform Party of Syria has a rundown on the protests--with videos:
Hundreds of people marched from Omayyed mosque in the centre of Damascus' Old City along Souk Al-Hamadiyeh street chanting: "Daraa is Syria" and "We will sacrifice ourselves for Syria."
At least five people were taken away by police in plain clothes, according to an AFP correspondent.
Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad chanted back: "God, Syria and Bashar, that's all."
Syrians are on the Move (99) - The End of Assad is NearIn a later post, we have the results of the Syrian protests:
Damascus. A short video of demonstrations in Damascus today.
Aleppo. RPS is receiving news that thousands are rallying in Old Aleppo.
Idlib and Jablah. Demonstrators, in the hundreds, in support of the people of Dara'a, are in the streets. In Idlib, not far from the largest city of Aleppo in the north, RPS is told that the Ba'ath Party HQ has been torched. Jablah is located on the Mediterranean coast North of Banias and south of Latakiya, a stronghold of Assad. With these demonstrations, Syria has recorded rallies for freedom in every direction on its compass.
Homs. A Video of thousands of people large demonstrations taking place in Homs today. Slogans "Peacefully", "Allah, Syria, and Freedom Only". "No more fear". We also hear few chanting "Allah wa Akbar" and slogans in support of the people of Dara'a.
Deir el Zour. Thousands are also demonstrating in the Kurdish stronghold. One chant "He who kills his people is the traitor" referring to Assad killing streets in Dara'a. RPS is receiving reports of violent clashes in Deir El-Zour between Assad's security and the protestors.
Berlin. Large number of Syrian expatriates are converting upon the Syrian Embassy in Berlin.
Assad's Killing machine has unleashed its hell. Scores of people have died in Dara'a (We are told hundreds), several killed in Homs and in Deir el-Zour and in Aleppo. 20 killed in As Sanamyn. More people have been killed in Latikiya.And did you know there was a Syrian opposition-in-exile:
Syrians need the international community to stop this carnage.
Syrian opposition leaders-in-exile called in Paris for the downfall of President Bashar al-Assad, asking France to maintain pressure on the Syrian leader to "halt the killing of innocents."Mr. Al Abdeh also calls upon Europe to apply pressure on Syria to stop the killings and to send the Syrian ambassadors back home to send a message to Syria.
"The state of Syria must stand, but the regime must fall," Anas Al Abdeh, president of the London-based Movement for Justice and Development, told journalists Thursday.
At his side were two other opposition leaders, Sarkis Sarkis of the Arab Socialist Movement, and Abdulhamid Alatassi of the Syrian Democratic People's Party.
Funny, he doesn't address the Obama administration.
Mr. Al Abdeh may not know who will help him, but he has a pretty good idea who won't.
Maybe he's got a chance.
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