SYRIA

Amateur videos of Syria’s 'Friday of Rage'

 As the popular revolt enters its sixth week in Syria, tens of thousands of demonstrators poured into the streets for a “day of rage” after Friday prayers. Protests have taken place in most major cities as well as surrounding villages defying warnings by President Bashar al-Assad to crackdown on demonstrators.  

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As the popular revolt enters its sixth week in Syria, tens of thousands of demonstrators poured onto the streets for a “day of rage” after Friday prayers. Protests have taken place in most major cities as well as surrounding villages defying warnings by President Bashar al-Assad to crackdown on demonstrators. More than 450 casualties have been reported since the uprisings began in mid-March.

 

Amateur videos like the ones below have become increasingly important as a majority of foreign journalists have been expelled from the country, making it difficult to verify the situation on the ground.

 

This page will be updated as we receive more videos from our Observers.

 

DAMASCUS AND SURROUNDINGS

 

Protests in the Midan neighbourhood in Damascus. Previously alienated from the revolt,  Damascus has become one of most besieged cities in the Syrian republic. Video posted on YouTube.

 

Protests in the village of al-Kiswa near the capital, Damascus. Video posted on YouTube.

 

 In Daraa protestors demonstrate holding banners. Video posted on YouTube.

 

 

LATAKIA JOINS IN SOLIDARITY WITH DERAA

 

Protest in front of the al-Hussein mosque in the northern city of Latakia. Video posted on YouTube.

 

HAMA, THE CITY OF MARTYRS 

 

Video posted on YouTube.

 

BANIAS, A ROSE DEMONSTRATION

 

The crowd in Banias has taken to the streets with red roses to symbolise that the Syrian revolt is a peaceful movement. Video posted on YouTube.

 

 ALEPPO'S SECOND PROTEST

 

This is the second time in six weeks that students from the college town of Aleppo take part in the protest. Video posted on YouTube.