Syrian regime bracing for huge protests on ‘Friday of Anger’


Authorities in Syria are reportedly bracing for the possibility of huge protests throughout Syria on “Friday of anger ” April 29, as more than 450 protesters have been killed since the uprising began.

The Facebook group, The Syrian Revolution 2011, which boasts more than 150,000 followers and which has emerged as the organizing force behind the demonstrations that have been demanding “freedom” in Syria has called for a nationwide protest this Friday which it branded as the”Friday of Anger” for solidarity with Daraa to protest against the killings by the Syrian regime.

The group posted this poster on its website and asked : If you can’t be angry now when will you be angry?

Water and power have been cut in Daraa, the flashpoint of pro-democracy protests, with at least 42 people killed since Syrian troops stormed in three days ago, a rights activist said on Thursday.

“The situation is worsening. We have neither doctors nor medical supplies, not even baby milk. The electricity is always cut and we haven’t any more water,” Abdallah Abazid said Thursday.

The Syrian army, supported by tanks and armoured vehicles, stormed into Daraa to quell the unprecedented challenge that since March 15 has shaken the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.