Syrian Revolution News Round-up ملخص أحداث الثورة السورية Day 40: Backlash to Bloodshed!


yrian Revolution News Round-up

Day 40: Saturday, 23 April 2011

ملخص أحداث الثورة السورية
اليوم ٤٠: السبت، ٢٣ نيسان/أبريل ٢٠١١
Backlash to Bloodshed!
Crackdown paves way for more consolidation of the protest movement.

Official death toll for Friday, April 22 is 112: Homs & Suburbs (27), Damascus & Suburbs (47), Deraa & Suburbs (32), Hama City (5), Lattakia (1). Today 12 more were killed, 5 in Deraa’s Izraa, rest in Damascus & Suburbs. Moreover, two new members in the People’s Assembly representing Deraa have resigned, so did the Mufti of Deraa.

Assad security forces killed eight more people today, perhaps by way of underscoring the “official” and “intentional” character of the Good Friday Massacres that left 112 civilians dead. While international reactions remain subdued and have been restricted to mere condemnations of the escalating violence on part of the Assads with no mention of any potential international repercussions or consequences, and as the Arab World watches on silently, the protesters continue to get more organized.

Yesterday, and before the Assads unleashed their fury on the unarmed protesters a statement was released signed by the various local committees running the protests movements all over the country. The detailed list of demands included comes as an accurate reflection of the online conversations we’ve been having with in-country activists for the past weeks.

Most activists would now push for the inclusion of a clear call for the immediate resignation of Bashar Al-Assad. The next logical step will be to announce the formation of a committee that can officially speak for the revolution. It is also important to see future protests raising banners and slogans endorsing the demands made by the committees.

Meanwhile, the challenge for Syrian security today was to manage the funerals in a manner that will prevent holding mass funerals. In this, they relied on the usual tactics of hiding corpses and laying siege to known hotspots and flashpoints. While, the strategy seemed to work by minimizing the number of protesters in the streets, the flipside, especially with more protesters getting killed today, is that there will be funerals for everyday of the weeks now paving the way to next Friday.

In Deraa City, security forces looted electronic and jewelry stores, behaving very much like an occupation force, thus cementing the way they are being viewed by the local residents. Tyrants as occupiers is an old theme, but one that is playing out all too visibly throughout the streets of Syria today.

From Social Networking Websites

Damascus & Damascus Suburbs

Video Security forces directly target peaceful demonstrators in Zablatany & 2 martyrs fall

Videov2v3 Thousands in the funeral of Al-Moadameyya martyrs & the supplication after the funeral

Video Mothers & sisters of martyrs participate in their funeral

Videov2v3 Gunshots & wounds among demonstrators in Al-Moadameyya’s martyrs’ funeral

Video A general strike in Al-Moadameyya mourning the martyrs of Good Friday

Video The funeral of the hero Moataz Billah Al-Shaar

Video Riyad Seif in the funeral of Moataz Billah Al-Shaar

Videov2 The martyrs of Barza town on Good Friday

Videov2v3v4 Large crowds in the funeral of Barza’s 3 martyrs

Video v2v3v4 Shooting the funeral procession of the town of Barza & the fall of martyrs & wounded

Video Those wounded by gunshots in Barza town are moved to a mosque for treatment

Videov2 The funeral of the martyr Omar Al-Homsy in Juber

Video of big funerals in Duma

Videov2 The beginning of grouping in Duma at noon & funerals demos

Video The condolences tent in Kabeer mosque in Duma with tens of thousands of people

Video Shooting at protesters in Duma funeral

Videov2v3v4v5 The sniping & killing of demonstrators in Duma on Good Friday

Videov2 Duma’s Good Friday martyrs

Video Zamalka’s Good Friday martyrs

Video General strike in Zamalka in mourning of Good Friday martyrs

Video The funeral of Kaboon’s 5 martyrs

Video Condolences offering of Kaboon’s Good Friday martyrs

Videov2v3 Jeerod demo on Good Friday

Videov2v3 Al-Kadam demo on Good Friday

Videov2v3v4 Demo of Al-Hajar Al-Aswad on Good Friday

Videov2v3 Funeral & funeral prayers of Al-Hajar Al-Aswad’s Good Friday martyrs

Video of an ambulance in Harasta attempts to run over demonstrators & sabotage some parked cars

Videov2 The demos of Artouz on Good Friday & chants of national unity

Videov2 Thousands in Al-Keswa demo on Good Friday carrying a symbolic coffin for the martyrs

Video Martyr Ali Al-Sheikh Darweesh’s funeral in Harasta

Videov2v3 Tens of thousands in the funeral procession of Dariya’s 2 Good Friday martyrs

Video Security forces attack demonstrators with live ammunition in Dariya on Good Friday

Videov2 Night demo in Zabadany

Video Demonstrators polish Dr Kamal Al-Libwany’s panel in Zabadany

Daraa

Videov2v3 Ezra’s Good Friday martyrs

Video The moment one of Ezra’s martyrs falls with a direct shot in the neck

Video Painful scenes from Ezra’s massacre on Good Friday

Video of primary school students demo

Videov2v3v4v5v6v7 (HD), v8v9 Tens of thousands in Ezra’s Good Friday martyrs funeral processions

Video Tens of thousands in Al-Saraya demo in Daraa on Good Friday

Homs

Video summing up Talbeesa’s massacre on Sunday

Video Bab Amr’s Good Friday martyrs

Videov2v3 Funeral of a Bab El-Sebaa’s Good Friday martyr

Videov2 Hero Fawaz Al-Haraky’s funeral, killed trying to aid the martyr Mohamed Samer Al-Koheil in Al-Khaledeya on Good Friday

Video Heavy shooting of demonstrators at Al-Kahira roundabout on Good Friday

Video Al-Hawla north of Damascus after Good Friday’s massacre & shooting demonstrators

Video Bab Amr’s Good Friday martyrs in the mosque

Video The funeral of the hero Mohamed Bassam Al-Koheil who went down on Good Friday

Hama

Video Hero Ali Hassan Khamees’s funeral

Video A 3-day mourning announced & the people head to Al-Asy square

Video Demo of Taybet Al-Imam on Good Friday

Video Funeral procession of 3 martyrs heading to Al-Safa cemetery

Lattakia

Video Shooting continues until late at night on the Sunday of Evacuation

Banias

Video The fall of the martyrs Ammar Kahleef Saad in Al-Bayada on Good Friday

Jableh

Videov2v3v4, ‫v5v6v7 Night demo in Jableh of Qassam in support of its sisters on the Sunday of Evacuation‬

Jisr Al-Shoghour

Videov2v3 Tens of thousands in demos against the Syrian regime

Aleppo

Videov2 The sit-in of the citizens until all those arrested on Good Friday are let go

Videov2 Al-Dab demos

Video Marea’s Good Friday demo

Video Menbej’s Good Friday demo

Idleb

Video Khan Shaykhoon’s demo on Good Friday & smashing Hafez Al-Assad’s statue head

Video Cleansing campaign in Maaret Al-Noman & tearing Bashar Al-Assad’s poster

From Around The World

Video Demo in consolidation with the Syrian Revolution in Berlin

Some Press & TV Coverage

Videov2 Aljazeera report about the targeting of funeral processions in Syria

Video Aljazeera report about controversial decrees in Syria

Video Aljazeera report about the funerals of demo martyrs in Syria

Video BBC report about the funerals of demo martyrs in Syria

Video Hanan El-Nemr’s commentary on Russia Today channel about the fall of martyrs in the funerals of Good Friday martyrs, & Russia Today still adopts the Syrian regime discourse

Revolution Media

Video showing the lies of the Syrian TV in their claims that some of the scenes are in Bahrain and not in Syria

Video The lies of the Syrian TV & comparing them to what happens in reality

Video A word from Dr Essam Al-Attar giving condolences to the great Syrian people for the loss of its free heroes

Miscellaneous

Video Hacking of pro-Assad Al-Dunya channel website

Video These are the Syrian security forces & the Shabbiha for those who do not know them

ملخص أحداث الثورة السورية
اليوم ٤٠: السبت، ٢٣ نيسان/أبريل ٢٠١١
Backlash to Bloodshed!
Crackdown paves way for more consolidation of the protest movement.

Official death toll for Friday, April 22 is 112: Homs & Suburbs (27), Damascus & Suburbs (47), Deraa & Suburbs (32), Hama City (5), Lattakia (1). Today 12 more were killed, 5 in Deraa’s Izraa, rest in Damascus & Suburbs. Moreover, two new members in the People’s Assembly representing Deraa have resigned, so did the Mufti of Deraa.

Assad security forces killed eight more people today, perhaps by way of underscoring the “official” and “intentional” character of the Good Friday Massacres that left 112 civilians dead. While international reactions remain subdued and have been restricted to mere condemnations of the escalating violence on part of the Assads with no mention of any potential international repercussions or consequences, and as the Arab World watches on silently, the protesters continue to get more organized.

Yesterday, and before the Assads unleashed their fury on the unarmed protesters a statement was released signed by the various local committees running the protests movements all over the country. The detailed list of demands included comes as an accurate reflection of the online conversations we’ve been having with in-country activists for the past weeks.

Most activists would now push for the inclusion of a clear call for the immediate resignation of Bashar Al-Assad. The next logical step will be to announce the formation of a committee that can officially speak for the revolution. It is also important to see future protests raising banners and slogans endorsing the demands made by the committees.

Meanwhile, the challenge for Syrian security today was to manage the funerals in a manner that will prevent holding mass funerals. In this, they relied on the usual tactics of hiding corpses and laying siege to known hotspots and flashpoints. While, the strategy seemed to work by minimizing the number of protesters in the streets, the flipside, especially with more protesters getting killed today, is that there will be funerals for everyday of the weeks now paving the way to next Friday.

In Deraa City, security forces looted electronic and jewelry stores, behaving very much like an occupation force, thus cementing the way they are being viewed by the local residents. Tyrants as occupiers is an old theme, but one that is playing out all too visibly throughout the streets of Syria today.

From Social Networking Websites

Damascus & Damascus Suburbs

Video Security forces directly target peaceful demonstrators in Zablatany & 2 martyrs fall

Videov2v3 Thousands in the funeral of Al-Moadameyya martyrs & the supplication after the funeral

Video Mothers & sisters of martyrs participate in their funeral

Videov2v3 Gunshots & wounds among demonstrators in Al-Moadameyya’s martyrs’ funeral

Video A general strike in Al-Moadameyya mourning the martyrs of Good Friday

Video The funeral of the hero Moataz Billah Al-Shaar

Video Riyad Seif in the funeral of Moataz Billah Al-Shaar

Videov2 The martyrs of Barza town on Good Friday

Videov2v3v4 Large crowds in the funeral of Barza’s 3 martyrs

Video v2v3v4 Shooting the funeral procession of the town of Barza & the fall of martyrs & wounded

Video Those wounded by gunshots in Barza town are moved to a mosque for treatment

Videov2 The funeral of the martyr Omar Al-Homsy in Juber

Video of big funerals in Duma

Videov2 The beginning of grouping in Duma at noon & funerals demos

Video The condolences tent in Kabeer mosque in Duma with tens of thousands of people

Video Shooting at protesters in Duma funeral

Videov2v3v4v5 The sniping & killing of demonstrators in Duma on Good Friday

Videov2 Duma’s Good Friday martyrs

Video Zamalka’s Good Friday martyrs

Video General strike in Zamalka in mourning of Good Friday martyrs

Video The funeral of Kaboon’s 5 martyrs

Video Condolences offering of Kaboon’s Good Friday martyrs

Videov2v3 Jeerod demo on Good Friday

Videov2v3 Al-Kadam demo on Good Friday

Videov2v3v4 Demo of Al-Hajar Al-Aswad on Good Friday

Videov2v3 Funeral & funeral prayers of Al-Hajar Al-Aswad’s Good Friday martyrs

Video of an ambulance in Harasta attempts to run over demonstrators & sabotage some parked cars

Videov2 The demos of Artouz on Good Friday & chants of national unity

Videov2 Thousands in Al-Keswa demo on Good Friday carrying a symbolic coffin for the martyrs

Video Martyr Ali Al-Sheikh Darweesh’s funeral in Harasta

Videov2v3 Tens of thousands in the funeral procession of Dariya’s 2 Good Friday martyrs

Video Security forces attack demonstrators with live ammunition in Dariya on Good Friday

Videov2 Night demo in Zabadany

Video Demonstrators polish Dr Kamal Al-Libwany’s panel in Zabadany

Daraa

Videov2v3 Ezra’s Good Friday martyrs

Video The moment one of Ezra’s martyrs falls with a direct shot in the neck

Video Painful scenes from Ezra’s massacre on Good Friday

Video of primary school students demo

Videov2v3v4v5v6v7 (HD), v8v9 Tens of thousands in Ezra’s Good Friday martyrs funeral processions

Video Tens of thousands in Al-Saraya demo in Daraa on Good Friday

Homs

Video summing up Talbeesa’s massacre on Sunday

Video Bab Amr’s Good Friday martyrs

Videov2v3 Funeral of a Bab El-Sebaa’s Good Friday martyr

Videov2 Hero Fawaz Al-Haraky’s funeral, killed trying to aid the martyr Mohamed Samer Al-Koheil in Al-Khaledeya on Good Friday

Video Heavy shooting of demonstrators at Al-Kahira roundabout on Good Friday

Video Al-Hawla north of Damascus after Good Friday’s massacre & shooting demonstrators

Video Bab Amr’s Good Friday martyrs in the mosque

Video The funeral of the hero Mohamed Bassam Al-Koheil who went down on Good Friday

Hama

Video Hero Ali Hassan Khamees’s funeral

Video A 3-day mourning announced & the people head to Al-Asy square

Video Demo of Taybet Al-Imam on Good Friday

Video Funeral procession of 3 martyrs heading to Al-Safa cemetery

Lattakia

Video Shooting continues until late at night on the Sunday of Evacuation

Banias

Video The fall of the martyrs Ammar Kahleef Saad in Al-Bayada on Good Friday

Jableh

Videov2v3v4, ‫v5v6v7 Night demo in Jableh of Qassam in support of its sisters on the Sunday of Evacuation‬

Jisr Al-Shoghour

Videov2v3 Tens of thousands in demos against the Syrian regime

Aleppo

Videov2 The sit-in of the citizens until all those arrested on Good Friday are let go

Videov2 Al-Dab demos

Video Marea’s Good Friday demo

Video Menbej’s Good Friday demo

Idleb

Video Khan Shaykhoon’s demo on Good Friday & smashing Hafez Al-Assad’s statue head

Video Cleansing campaign in Maaret Al-Noman & tearing Bashar Al-Assad’s poster

From Around The World

Video Demo in consolidation with the Syrian Revolution in Berlin

Some Press & TV Coverage

Videov2 Aljazeera report about the targeting of funeral processions in Syria

Video Aljazeera report about controversial decrees in Syria

Video Aljazeera report about the funerals of demo martyrs in Syria

Video BBC report about the funerals of demo martyrs in Syria

Video Hanan El-Nemr’s commentary on Russia Today channel about the fall of martyrs in the funerals of Good Friday martyrs, & Russia Today still adopts the Syrian regime discourse

Revolution Media

Video showing the lies of the Syrian TV in their claims that some of the scenes are in Bahrain and not in Syria

Video The lies of the Syrian TV & comparing them to what happens in reality

Video A word from Dr Essam Al-Attar giving condolences to the great Syrian people for the loss of its free heroes

Miscellaneous

Video Hacking of pro-Assad Al-Dunya channel website

Video These are the Syrian security forces & the Shabbiha for those who do not know them

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