Protest erupts in Damascus in support of Deraa

by Reuters
Friday, 25 March 2011 11:09 GMT

DAMASCUS, March 25 (Reuters) - At least 200 people marched in the centre of Damascus after prayers on Friday in support of the city of Deraa, scene of protests against Baath Party rule, a Reuters witness said.

"We sacrifice our blood, our soul, for you Deraa," they chanted as they were met by President Bashar al-Assad loyalists chanting in support of the Syrian leader.

Secret police arrested three people among the marchers.

(khaled.oweis@reuters.com)

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