Thousands take to streets in SyriaApril 1st, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 1 (IANS) Thousands of people took to streets to stage anti-government protests Friday in various cities of Syria.
Protests erupted following Muslims’ Friday prayers in the cities of Damascus, Daraa and Banias, where thousands of marchers chanted slogans of freedom and democracy, witnesses told Xinhua.
On Wednesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s addressed the nation and accused “Syria’s enemies” of flaming turmoil in the country.
Friday’s protests were staged in the wake of that address.
As per government reports, about 50 Syrians have been killed so far in the unrest.
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