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Friday, April 29, 2011

Facebook group calls for 'day of anger' in Syria after Friday prayers after UN's failure to condemn state killings - 28th Apr 2011

A Facebook group has called for Syrians to partake in a 'day on anger' on Friday as protests continue against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

A notice was today posted on the Syrian Revolution 2011 Facebook page which read: 'Friday of Anger, April 29, in solidarity with Daraa,' as soldiers and tanks continued to line the streets of the southern town.

'To the youths of the revolution, tomorrow we will be in all the places, in all the streets ... we will gather at the besieged towns, including with our brothers in Daraa,' read the statement on the social networking site, which has been used to invoke the uprising in the country.

'We will not leave Daraa isolated,' it continued, also threatening further demonstrations across the rest of the country.

Assad has tried to crush the revolt - the gravest challenge to his family's 40-year ruling dynasty - which began with demonstrations on March 15.

More than 450 people have been killed across Syria in the crackdown, with 120 dead this past weekend alone.

Tanks rolled into the northern port of Latakia - a key city in the heartland of Syria's ruling elite - and security forces opened fire on anti-government demonstrators, while heavy shooting rang out again today in the southern protest hotbed of Daraa, witnesses said.

In a further blow to President Bashar Assad, more than 200 members have quit Syria's ruling Baath Party in the southern province at the centre of the uprising to protest the Assad regime's brutal crackdown on opponents, a human rights activist said. Read More