March 14 alliance urged on Saturday the Lebanese people to participate heavily on Sunday in the funeral of slain Internal Security Forces intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan. In a statement released following a
Syrian authorities have charged 33 activists who mounted a silent protest for the release of political prisoners with “weakening national morale and compromising the state,” defence lawyers said.
A group of around 200 mostly young protesters gathered Tuesday in the Syrian capital Damascus to demand reforms and the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad in a ‘Day of Rage’ meant to emulate demonstrations in other Arab countries.
Protesters in Libya have defied a security crackdown and taken to the streets in four cities for a “day of rage,” inspired by uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, reports say.
At least 38 people were injured in clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi, a Libyan newspaper said Wednesday.
Security is being beefed up in Syria ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations in Damascus, the capital. Campaigns on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter have called for a “day of rage” on Friday and Saturday, following similar actions in Yemen, Egypt and Tunisia.
Social media used in bid to mobilise Syrians for rallies demanding freedom, human rights and the end to emergency law.
Syrian opposition groups are using social networking sites to call for a “day of rage” protest in the country this week, similar to recent mass gatherings in Tunisia and Egypt.