Feb
18

Syria opposition march comes under fire near president’s palace

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Thousands of mourners risk taking part in the funeral procession in Damascus, which is still mostly loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad. One death is reported.

Thousands of mourners braved a snowstorm and heavy security presence to march Saturday through a strategic Damascus neighborhood, turning a funeral procession into a bold opposition statement in a Syrian capital that has remained largely loyal to President Bashar Assad.

from By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times

via http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/middleeast/la-fg-syria-unrest-20120219,0,3456191.story?track=rss

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