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Syrian people protest by night, get back to business by day(France24)


While smaller Syrian cities such as Deraa and Banias are ablaze with violent protests, Aleppo, the country’s second largest city, remains surprisingly calm.
The city of Aleppo has so far been largely spared by the anti-government protests that have swept across the country since mid-March. When demonstrations do occur, they are usually short-lived, student-led, and limited to night-time.
The following videos where filmed from the roof of a building in front of Aleppo’s university, overnight on May 17. They show several hundred students protesting in front of the campus, before police arrive to disperse the crowd, arresting dozens.
With 1.7 million citizens, Aleppo is Syria’s second largest city and the country’s economic capital. It is widely believed that, should massive demonstrations erupt there, it would be a major setback for president Bashar al-Assad’s efforts to quell the protest movement.
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