Security forces break up Damascus protest

by Reuters
Friday, 25 March 2011 11:31 GMT

DAMASCUS, March 25 (Reuters) - Security forces broke up on Friday a demonstration in the centre of the Syrian capital in support of protesters in the southern city of Deraa and arrested dozens of people, a Reuters witness said.

A counter demonstration took place by supporters of Presient Bashar al-Assad, who is facing an unprecedented challenge to his 11 year rule. (Khaled.oweis@reuters.com)

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