Report: Syrian protesters torch Nasrallah photos - Israel News, Ynetnews
 
ynetnews
web


   Israel News

Israel News
World News
Israel Opinion
Jewish
Israel Business
Israel Culture
Israel Travel
Bloody Protests

President Bashar Assad Photo: AFP
President Bashar Assad Photo: AFP
 
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah Photo: Reuters
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah Photo: Reuters
 
 

Report: Syrian protesters torch Nasrallah photos

Turkish foreign minister urges 'shock therapy' of reforms as Syrian forces fire on protest, killing four

News agencies
Latest Update: 05.27.11, 14:23 / Israel News

Syrian protesters in the eastern city of Albu Kamal are torching photographs of Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, activists said Friday after an opposition group reported security forces opened fire on a late-night protest, killing four people.

 

Turning Against Assad
Europeans seek UN condemnation of Syria / Associated Press
Ahead of G-8 summit, key nations present resolution draft to UN Security Council, demanding immediate end to Syria's violence against protesters. Embargo not part of proposal
Full Story

Activists and a tribal leader in the province told Reuters by phone that Nasrallah's speech in Beirut this week in support of Assad infuriated demonstrators.

 

Gunfire also sounded in the city of Homs, where thousands of protesters gathered despite heavy security, a resident told Reuters.

 

Meanwhile Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Syria may yet still be able to achieve stability if it carries out a "shock therapy" of reforms.

 

Davutoglu told Ulke TV late Thursday that Syrian President Bashar Assad can gain the trust of his people if he implements a package of reforms that are far-reaching and include significant political changes.

 

"What is needed now is a shock therapy," Davutoglu said. "If reforms are brought about now, this would open the way for peace and change."

  

Many activists in Syria have been opting for nighttime protests and candlelight vigils in recent days, aiming for a time when the security presence has thinned out.

 

The Local Coordination Committees in Syria help organize the protests against President Bashar Assad's regime. They said the deaths early Friday were in Dael.

 

Other demonstrations were reported overnight and early Friday in the coastal areas of Latakia, Banias and Jableh, the central cities of Hama and Homs and the northern province of Idlib.

 

Rights groups say the government's crackdown on dissent has killed more than 1,000 people over the past two months.

 

Reuters and AP contributed to this report

 

 

First Published: 05.27.11, 13:00

 

commentcomment   PrintPrint  Send to friendSend to friend   
Tag with Del.icio.us Bookmark to del.icio.us



 
25 Talkbacks for this article    See all talkbacks
Please wait for the talkbacks to load

 

RSS RSS | About | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of use | Advertise with us | Site Map

Site developed by  YIT Advanced Technology Solutions