Syrian Revolution News Round-up Day 32: Friday of Determination, 15 Apr 2011 اليوم٣٢: ملخص أحداث الثورة السورية جمعة الإصرار


Syrian Revolution News Round-up

Day 32: Friday of Determination, 15 April 2011

ملخص أحداث الثورة السورية
اليوم ٣٢: جمعة الإصرار، ١٥ نيسان/أبريل ٢٠١١
The Almost Bloodless Friday!
A change of tactics by Assad in dealing with protests shows that international pressures work. Now we need more.

Friday April 15 could have indeed been a completely bloodless affair, despite the fact that it witnessed the largest turn-out since the beginning of the Revolution. But the security officers in Lattakia, Homs, Jobar and Barzeh (a suburb of Damascus) couldn’t help their blood lust. The result: one confirmed fatality in Lattakia and several reported casualties in Homs, Jobar and Barzeh.

The very fact that so little bloodshed has taken place today is proof enough that security forces and Assad thugs have been behind the violence all along and that all talk of infiltrators and conspiracies is nonsensical. It also shows that when Bashar wants to he can control his security forces and the Shabbiha gangs, which puts the responsibility for all previous acts and occurrences of violence squarely on his shoulders. He is ultimately the one responsible and answerable for the deaths, the injuries, the arrests and the torture.

Moreover, today’s protests with chants of “the people want to topple the regime” heard all over Syria should now put to rest the notion that protesters only want to press for reforms. Indeed, regardless of how things got started, protesters are clearly seeking regime change now. Bashar’s change of tactic today will have little impact on protesters’ push for change.

The common themes that emerged in almost every protest today: rejection of sectarianism, stressing national unity, calls for toppling the regime. In areas where the army made a strong presence, people chanted the “people and the army are one hand.”

Commentary:

The protests that have convulsed Syria for a month, and which have resulted in hundreds of deaths and serious woundings of unarmed young people, and thousands of kidnappings or arrests, have created such revulsion against the Assads both internally and internationally, that they have caused the spoiled and childish Bashar to sober up.
In a speech that he should have delivered on the 30th of March, when instead, he gave his contemptuous address in the Majlis al-Sha’b — that zoo of yes-men and women that represent, not the Syrian people at all, but the depraved system set up by his father — Bashar promised reforms. These are reforms that should have been put in place eleven years ago, when he was imposed upon our country for no reason other than being a dead dictator’s son, with a coterie of henchmen to prop him up.
Too little, too late, we say, and a miserable case of the boy who cried wolf! Syrians listened to his speech with skepticism born of the fact that he has duped them several times before. For what exactly will the lifting of State of Emergency mean, to a regime that would never have survived one day in power without it? Or the bringing to account of those responsible for murdering protesters, what does that mean? Will we see his brother Maher in the dock? Will Bashar’s many first and second and third cousins stand trial, and get a taste of Assad 1&2 prisons? If, as he claims, he will bring those responsible for the murder of civilians to face justice, then he must start with his own family. It is his extended clan, after all, with its notorious Shabbiha tentacles, that has committed atrocities in the past dramatic month. As for immediate economic projects to help the unemployed young, will Baby Doc Assad see to it that some of the billions stolen by his paternal uncles, Rif’at and Najib and their children, and by his maternal Makluf uncle and his offspring, be confiscated at once? Be returned to the impoverished Syrian people? The Assads and the Maklufs have yet to give back to Syrian society a penny of what they have milked from it, either voluntarily or not. Will these mafias that have dealt in drugs, arms trafficking, prostitution, car theft, as well as the illegal taking over of state-owned land, on which to build their massive duty free and other businesses on, now agree to disgorge? Will they run away with suitcases of cash — as Rami Makhluf was rumoured to have done to the Emirates a while back when he felt the heat upon him– or will they stay put, and merely depose or kill Bashar?
The sorry sight of Aisha Qaddhafi, without her usual makeup and hairdo, gesticulating atop one of her father’s tanks, reminds us Syrians that the only thing more appalling than a dictator, is a dictator’s progeny. Bashar Assad may have spoken, but it is Syria that will have the last word, and Syria’s word will be goodbye to all that!

From Social Networking Websites

Damascus and its suburbs

Video of a demo coming out of Shamsi mosque and chants of ‘The Syrian people are one’

Video of demo in Barza area on the Friday of Determination, video 2

Video of the demo in Dariya where thousands chanted of freedom, video2

Video of a big demonstration in Al-Tal and slogans against the regime

Video of demonstration of Douma and warning calls to the regime, video 2video 3video 4

Video of demos in Douma and Harasta join with the people of Erbeen in a huge demonstration towards Al-Abaseyeen square in Ddamascus

Video of big demo in Kanaker and chants of freedom

Video of big demo in Erbeen and chants of freedom

Horan

Part of a Friday khutba talking about the Syrian regime and its lies video

Video of a huge demonstration in Jassim and chants of support to Banias, video 2

Video of huge demo in Inkhel where tens of thousands chanted ‘People want to topple the regime’

Parts of Daraa huge demo and chants of ‘Leave, Bashar, Leave’ video1v2، v3v4v5

Video of the speech of the fallen hero Yasser Al-Assemy in front of the angry crowds in Dael

Souwaida

Video of demo in front of the Education Directorate and chants of freedom

Homs

Demo of the people of Homs video 1video 2

Video shows demonstrators being shot at in Al-Hameedeya, video 2

Video of tearing down Bashar’s poster in Kafr Lanha village

Video of demonstration in Talbeesa and chants against Maher Assad, video 2video 3

Video of demo in Brazil street

Video of demo in Tel Kalakh and chants of ‘People want to topple the regime’

Video shows fire-fighting trucks share in dispersing demonstrators

Security forces chasing demonstrators video

Baniyas

Huge crowds chanting for freedom despite the security forces terrorizing the city video1v2v3

Jableh

A huge demonstration chanting in support of Banias video 1v2v3v4

Lattakia

Security forces suppressing and shooting demonstrators video 1video 2video 3

Part of the demonstration of the people of Lattakia and chants of freedom video 1video 2

Video of wounded demonstrators as a result of gun shots

Al-Kiswa

The demonstration of Al-Kiswa and chants of freedom video 1video 2video 3

Harasta

Regime forces block subsidiary roads to prevent the procession of demonstrations video

Tearing down Bashar’s poster and chants of unity of the Syrian people video

Deir Al-Zur

Part of the demonstration of the people of Deir Al-Zur announcing their joining the Syrian revolution video 1video 2

Hasaka

The demonstration of Ein Al-Arab to stress the unity of the Syrian people video

Idleb

The demonstration of Kafr Nabl and chants of ‘No fear after today’ video

The demonstration of the people of Gergenaz supporting the people of Daraa and Banias video

Tartous

The demonstration of the people of Tartous supporting Banias and stressing the demands of the demonstrators video

Kamishly

The demonstration of the Kurd youth in Kameshly stressing the unity of the Syrian people video 1video 2video 3

Hama

The demo of the people of Hama and chants of freedom video1video2video3video 4

Video of the demo in Afamia and slogans denouncing Maher Assad and the regime

Aleppo

The start of the chants of the people of Aleppo to support Daraa and Banias video

The demonstration of Aleppo to support Daraa and Banias video

Al-Rasten

The demonstrators attempt to destroy the largest statue of Hafez Al-Assad in Syria video1,video2video3

Regiem Responses

report on AlSharaa’s meeting with the people of Daraa. Officials admit mistakes were made

Selection of TV coverage

Alarabiya TV report on todays demos

من مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي

دمشق وريفها

فيديو لمظاهرة المصلين من مسجد شمسي وهتافات: الشعب السوري واحد

فيديو يوضح إغلاق الطرق الفرعية من قبل النظام لمنع مسير المظاهرات

فيديو لتمزيق صورة بشار وهتافات وحدة الشعب السوري

فيديو لمظاهرة التل الحاشدة وشعارات ضد النظام

فيديو لمظاهرة حاشدة بعربين وهتافات الحرية

فيديو لمظاهرة حاشدة في كناكر وهتافات الحرية

فيديو لمظاهرة الكسوة الحاشدة وهتافات الحرية، فيديو2، فيديو3

تصوير جانب من مظاهرة دوما وهتافات التحذير للنظام فيديو1،فيديو2، فيديو3، فيديو4

فيديو لاضمام متظاهري دوما وحرستا مع أهالي عربين للاشتراك في مظاهرة ضخمة سارت نحو ساحة العباسيين

تصوير لمظاهرة أهالي برزة في جمعة الإصرار فيديو1، فيديو2

جانب من مظاهرة أهالي داريا بالآلاف وهتافات الحرية فيديو1،فيديو2

حوران

فيديو لجانب من خطبة الجمعة يتحدث فيه عن النظام السوري وأكاذيبه

مظاهرة أهالي جاسم الحاشدة وهتافات النصرة لبانياس فيديو1،فيديو2

فيديو مظاهرة إنخل بعشرات الالاف وهتافات الشعب يريد إسقاط النظام

تصوير جانب من مظاهرات درعا الحاشدة وهتافات: إرحل يابشار إرحل فيديو1، فيديو2، فيديو3، فيديو4، فيديو5

فيديو لكلمة الشهيد ياسر العاسمي أمام الحشود الغاضبة في داعل

السويداء

فيديو لمظاهرة أهالي السويداء أمام مديرية التربية وهتافات الحرية

حمص

تصوير لمظاهرة أهالي حمص فيديو1، فيديو2

فيديو يوضح إطلاق نار على المتظاهرين بالحميدية، فيديو2

فيديو لتمزيق صورة بشار في قرية كفرلانها

مظاهرة تلبيسة وهتافات ضد ماهر الأسد فيديو1، فيديو2، فيديو3

فيديو لمظاهرة أهالي حمص في شارع البرازيل

فيديو لمظاهرة أهالي تلكلخ وهتافات الشعب يريد إسقاط النظام

فيديو يوضح مشاركة سيارات الإطفاء في تفريق المتظاهرين

فيديو لمطاردة الأمن للمتظاهرين

بانياس

حشود بانياس االضخمة للهتاف بالحرية رغم ترويع الأمن للمدينةفيديو1، فيديو2، فيديو3

جبلة

مظاهرة حاشدة جدا تهتف نصرة لبانياس فيديو1، فيديو2،فيديو3، فيديو4

اللاذقية

تصوير يظهر قمع المتظاهرين وإطلاق النار عليهم من قبل قوات الأمن السوري فيديو1، فيديو2، فيديو3

تصوير جانب من مظاهرة أهالي اللاذقية وهتافات الحريةفيديو1، فيديو2

فيديو يوضح حدوث جرحى نتيجة إطلاق النار على المتظاهرين

دير الزور

جانب من مظاهرة أهالي دير الزور يعلنون إنضمامهم للثورة السورية فيديو1، فيديو2

الحسكة

فيديو لمظاهرة عين العرب للإصرار على وحدة الشعب السوري

إدلب

تصوير لمظاهرة كفرنبل وهتافات بعد اليوم ما في خوف فيديو1

جانب من مظاهرة أهالي جرجناز نصرة لأهالي درعا وبانياسفيديو1

طرطوس

جانب لمناصرة أهالي طرطوس لبانياس وللتأكيد على مطالب المتظاهرين فيديو1

القامشلي

فيديو لمظاهرة شباب الأكراد في القامشلي والتأكيد على وحدة الشعب السوري، فيديو2، فيديو3

حماة

مظاهرة أهالي مدينة حماة  وهتافات الحرية فيديو1، فيديو2،فيديو3، فيديو4

فيديو لمظاهرة أهالي أفاميا وشعارات التنديد بماهر الأسد والنظامه

حلب

فيديو لبدء هتافات أهالي حلب لنصرة درعا وبانياس

جانب من مظاهرة أهالي حلب لنصرة بانياس ودرعا فيديو1

الرستن

فيديو لمحاولة المتظاهرين إسقاط أكبر تمثال في سورية لحافظ الأسد، فيديو2، فيديو3

الموقف الرسمي

تقرير عن لقاء الشرع بأهالي درعا ومسؤولون يعترفون بوقوع أخطاء

تغطية تلفزيونية

تقرير قناة العربية حول مظاهرات اليوم

Prepared by

Ausama Monajed and others

for more info, eyewitnesses or commentary on events please contact:

Twitter: @Monajed

  Email: ausama.monajed@gmail.com

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