No-fly zone demanded by Syrian protesters

Friday saw protests accross Syria calling for a no-fly zone to be imposed over the nation. The protests are thought to have resulted in around 37 deaths. At least 170 different protests took place yesterday despite threatened violence as part of the growing unrest in the country. Demonstrators want the country’s people to receive international protection against the autocratic rule of President Bashar al-Assad.

Around 37 people are thought to have been killed in a police crackdown against the demonstrations, mostly in the cities of Homs and Hama. According to the UN, more than 3,000 people have been killed since protests began in March.

This wave of protests comes after the deposition of Muammar Gaddafi in nearby Libya, which NATO warplanes played a major part in; Syrian demonstrators want that level of protection to help them.

The level of violence is the highest seen on a Friday – a day of prayers – in six months, according to Agence France-Presse, surpassing the previous high of 36 deaths in May. The worst day in terms of death toll was April 22, when 72 were killed.

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One Response to "No-fly zone demanded by Syrian protesters"

  1. Gadeer  January 4, 2012 at 3:52 am

    I am Syrian . I live in homs ( the center of protest movement )
    me and a lot of people support president Barhar al-assad and a lot of my friends , relatives and my sect and other sects werf killed in violence ( Mojahedeen ) who take the protest ass a cover for thier crimes .
    i am not defending any one but I know that a lot of media are involved in killing my people .
    if US and west want to send massages to iran throw my country with the suggest of their media impair , so do not use such web site to surve our death .
    i lost my trust with evry thing sence the protest started . so do not make me lose my trust in the zeitgist revolution .


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