April 21, 2011

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Syrians rally in large numbers ahead of massive protests Friday (Daily Star, April 21, 2011)

Syrians took to the streets in large numbers in Homs, Daraa and Aleppo Wednesday as the country’s growing protest movement vowed to stage the biggest rallies to date Friday.

The protests went ahead despite a concession by the government Tuesday which approved legislation ending the state of emergency in force for the last 48 years.
“We are preparing for a huge demonstration Friday,” said an activist in the southern city of Daraa, where anti-government protests first erupted last month and later spread nationwide.

Four-thousand students from Daraa and surrounding areas protested near the city’s Al-Omari Mosque.

Activists also said dozens of students protested Wednesday at Aleppo University in the country’s north, adding there were confrontations on campus between pro- and anti-government students.

In Homs, protesters’ chants demanded “the downfall of the regime,” defying a heavy deployment of security forces and an order by officials to stop all forms of demonstration.


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