Syrian regime bracing for more protests on Children freedom Day


Another Friday …The authorities in Syria are reportedly bracing for the possibility of huge protests throughout the country as more than 1100 protesters have reportedly been killed and over 10,000 have been jailed since the uprising began nearly three months ago .

The Facebook group, The Syrian Revolution 2011, which boasts more than 190,000 followers and which has emerged as the organizing force behind the demonstrations that have been demanding “freedom” in Syria has called for nationwide protests this Friday June 3 to honor the Children that have been killed by the security forces, such as 13-year-old Hamza al-Khatib whom activists say was tortured to death.

The UN children’s agency UNICEF says at least 30 children have been shot dead in the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s autocratic rule which erupted in mid-March.

“The people want the fall of the regime. This Friday is ‘Children freedom day’ the poster of Syrian Revolution 2011 read