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Violence continues in Syria

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Violence continues in Syria


Foreign reporters may be banned from entering Syria but people are continuing to upload video onto social websites.

The latest footage obtained by news agencies claimed to show a demonstration in a suburb of the capital Damascus.

The rally was described as a march of students, doctors and writers but plain clothed police and other uniformed agents moved in and arrested the protesters.

Some were forced into a waiting minivan where detainees were beaten.

Each new video that emerges adds to a picture of violent suppression of protesters who appear to be unarmed and non-aggressive.

That is certainly what the EU thinks. On Tuesday a series of sanctions aimed at forcing an end to the violence were announced. The measures include a travel ban and asset freeze on 13 top officials, although President Bashar al-Assad is not yet on the list.

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