US condemns attacks on protesters in Syria

By REUTERS
March 19, 2011 00:46

WASHINGTON- The White House on Friday criticized attacks on protesters in Syria and urged the government to allow people to demonstrate freely.

"The United States strongly condemns the violence that has taken place in Syria today and calls on the Syrian government to allow demonstrations to take place peacefully," White House National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said. "Those responsible for today's violence must be held accountable."


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