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Syria fires governor after 7 protesters killed

Syria fires governor after 7 protesters killed | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria sought Tuesday to contain the first serious intrusion of the Arab world's political unrest by firing the governor of a southern province where a government crackdown killed seven protesters over the weekend.
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Syria deploys troops after protests

Syria deploys troops after protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Forces gather at entrances to the southern city of Daraa, a day after a protester was killed during a demonstration.
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Syrian protesters call for change

Syrian protesters call for change | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Thousands of demonstrators have marched through the southern Syrian city of Deraa calling for greater freedoms. The demonstrators had set fire to buildings including the offices of the country's ruling Baath Party.
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Syria protests spread, authorities pull back

Syria protests spread, authorities pull back | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In Deraa, hundreds of black-uniformed security forces wielding AK-47 assault rifles lined the streets but did not confront thousands of mourners who marched at the funeral of 23-year-old Raed al-Kerad, a protester killed in Deraa.
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The Arab awakening reaches Syria

The Arab awakening reaches Syria | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
IT HAS taken a while, but this weekend Syria joined the list of Arab countries whose citizens have taken to the streets.
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Marches continue in Syria after burial of protester, eyewitnesses say

Hundreds of protesters marched Monday in the southern Syrian city of Daraa after they buried the body of a protester who was killed Sunday in clashes between anti-government demonstrators and security forces, an eyewitness told CNN.
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Officers Fire on Crowd as Syrian Protests Grow

Officers Fire on Crowd as Syrian Protests Grow | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Protesters set fire to government buildings in Dara’a as protesters rallied for a third straight day, witnesses said.
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Arab Spring: Is a Revolution Starting Up in Syria?

Arab Spring: Is a Revolution Starting Up in Syria? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
(Update: Wire services on Sunday reported that protesters set fire to the Baath party headquarters in Daraa as well as a courthouse and the branches of two cellphone companies. Hundreds of people were reportedly demonstrating against the regime.)
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Thousands Protest In Syria After Deadly Clashes

Thousands Protest In Syria After Deadly Clashes | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Thousands of Syrians rallied Sunday for a third consecutive day in a tense southern city where security forces killed at least five protesters, signaling that unrest in yet another Arab country is taking root, a witness and activists said.
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One Reported Shot Dead On Third Day Of Syrian Protest

At least one protester was reportedly shot dead and scores of other demonstrators were said to have been injured as Syrian security forces moved to quell a third day of rallies in the city of Daraa.
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Syria to free child prisoners

Syria to free child prisoners | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Protests continue for a third day as the government announces it will free children arrested for pro-democracy graffiti.
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Call for revolution at Syria funeral; security forces respond with tear gas

Call for revolution at Syria funeral; security forces respond with tear gas | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
At least 10,000 demonstrate in Syria at funeral of two of five protesters killed Friday by police fire during peaceful pro-democracy protest.
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Ammar Abdulhamid: Syrians have broken the fear barrier

Ammar Abdulhamid: Syrians have broken the fear barrier | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Ammar Abdulhamid: February's 'day of anger' fizzled out, but protests in Deraa show Syria's revolutionary spirit is now gathering pace
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Calls for revolution in Syria

Calls for revolution in Syria | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In Syria thousands of demonstrators have marched through the southern city of Daraa demanding greater freedom and an end to corruption. Recent days have seen even bigger protests, which were met with a government crackdown that left at least five people dead.
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White House calls for an immediate stop to violence in Syria

he White House on Monday condemned the ongoing violence in Syria with reports of dozens dead and hundreds wounded by security forces as demonstrations erupted across Syria in the first show of discontent under Bashar al Assad's rule.
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Syria's Assad faces major challenge as unrest grows

n the Syrian city of Deraa crowds have set fire to a building housing the local headquarters of the ruling Baath party.
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One killed as police fire on Syria demo: activist

One killed as police fire on Syria demo: activist | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
DARAA, Syria — At least one person was killed and more than 100 wounded Sunday when Syrian security forces fired on protesters who went on the rampage in Daraa, rights activists said, on a third day of unrest.
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Using attacks on Syrians shows Assads vulnerability

Using attacks on Syrians shows Assads vulnerability | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Analysis: Damascus wants to be seen as Israel’s chief enemy, but some dissenters now brand the regime as its protector.
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Neighbours eye developments in Syria

Neighbours eye developments in Syria | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Neighbours eye developments in Syria - THE unrest sweeping the Arab world has arrived in Syria in the last few days, with the beginnings of large demonstrations, calls for "revolution" and fatalities at the hands of regime security forces.
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Syria protesters torch buildings

Syria protesters torch buildings | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
One person killed as demonstrations in the southern city of Daraa continue for a third straight day.
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Civil unrest boils in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria

Civil unrest boils in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Large protests calling for changes in government and political reform are gaining steam in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Syria. So far only leaders in Syria have made any concessions to the increasing popular pressure. DW-WORLD.DE: German and European news, analysis and multimedia from Deutsche Welle - in 30 languages
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Arab unrest spreads to Syria, thousands march

A silent protest in Damascus by 150 people this week demanded the release of thousands of political prisoners. At least one activist from Deraa, Diana al-Jawabra, took part in the protest. She was arrested on charges of weakening national morale, along with 32 other protesters, a lawyer said.
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Arab Spring: Is the Revolution Starting up in Syria?

Arab Spring: Is the Revolution Starting up in Syria? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Assad dynasty has rooted out is enemies with no mercy in the past. Will it deal differently with the large protests now breaking out? The first signs are not promising
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