Syria’s nonviolent activists face uphill battle for democracy

Freedom Days spreads its peaceful message against Bashar Assad in his strongholds, though members know many Syrians believe that violence is the faster, better option.

In Syria, even beasts of burden have become casualties of the antigovernment uprising: Unwittingly pulled into the protests, 15 donkeys reportedly were shot by soldiers after they walked through the city streets with the words “Bashar al Assad” spray-painted on their rears.

from By a Special Correspondent, Los Angeles Times


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