Syria

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  • Syrian protestors hospitalized from security forces

    Syrian protestors hospitalized from security forces
    On Monday, March 28, 4,000 protestors made their appearence stronger by gathering in bigger groups. As a result, security forces fired shots and used teargas in order to seperate everyone. This is important because it shows that in Syria, there is no restriction to physical violence from those of higher authority to civilians.
  • Soldiers shot for disobeying orders to shoot protesters

    Soldiers shot for disobeying orders to shoot protesters
    Some soldiers in Syria were shot down by the security forces because they had refused to shoot protesters. Some soldiers were repoted dead or injured. Many of the protesters had personal hidden weapons on them that was claimed to be used fo self-defense. The reason for this protest was because people didn't want to be under Assad's authoritarian rule.
  • Parents told to keep quiet after recieving their 13 year olds corpse

    Parents told to keep quiet after recieving their 13 year olds corpse
    Hazma al-Khatib, a 13 year old boy was brutality beat and his mutilated corpse was returned to his parents. Soldiers, those that beat the boy to death, warned the boy's parents that they had to keep quiet. This boy is now the symbol for the Syrian revolution. People all over chant his name, represent Hasma on posters and some even started web pages for him on social networking sites.
  • Syria's rebels come together to overthrow Assad

    Syria's rebels come together to overthrow Assad
    A national council was formed specifically to overthrow their president, Bashar Assad. They untied becuase in the 6 months of the revlution, an estimated 2,700 people have been reported dead. Their council has three parts to it, the general assembly, a general secretariat and an executive commitee and the leadership roles are rotated.
  • Arab league votes for financial sanctions

    Arab league votes for financial sanctions
    Assad refused to allow observers into the country to see the violence inflicted upon the people. This created sanctions that were imposed by the Arab League. It was also stated that if they did not agree, the result would be a "Libyan-style intervention" by the west.