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Bloody Friday in Syria

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Bloody Friday in Syria


At least 88 people have been killed in the latest protests in Syria says human rights organisation Sawasiah.

The biggest demonstrations to date in the protests that have swept the country since March took place in cities all over the country.

Tens of thousands took to the streets with killings reported in one Damascus district and six of its suburbs, in the central city of Homs, Latakia, and in Izra’a in the south. Dozens more have been injured.

In Qamishli Arab, Christian and Kurdish marchers united under a banner calling for an end to corruption.

The White House called on Syria to end the violence immediately and implement promised reforms.

Although President Bashar al-Assad has repealed the 48 year-old State of Emergency law, sworn in a new government, and promised reforms, it has not satisfied the opposition.

Many want article eight of the constitution, which enshrines the supremacy of the Baath party scrapped, political prisoners freed, and an end to the domination of society by the security forces.

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