Protest flares in drought-hit Syrian northeast

April 21, 2011 12:59


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AMMAN - A small pro-democracy protest broke out on Thursday in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasaka, an area hit by a water crisis that displaced hundreds of thousands of people in the last six years.

A witness told Reuters that dozens of people marched in front of Hasaka University chanting freedom slogans and expressing solidarity with other Syrian cities witnessing mass protests against President Bashar al-Assad's authoritarian rule.

Security police closed the university doors to stop students joining the protesters. Police filmed the demonstrators to identify them and possibly arrest them later, said the witness, a local activist who did not want to be identified.

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