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May 3, 2012 10:35 am

4 Anti-Assad Protestors Killed at Syrian University

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The Omayad Mosque courtyard, with Åžadirvans in pavilions, in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: wiki commons.

CS Monitor – Syrian security men and students wielding knives attacked a protest march at Aleppo University on Thursday, activists said, killing four and rounding up dozens of demonstrators who were demanding President Bashar al-Assad step down.

In an unusually bloody incident for Syria’s hitherto fairly peaceful commercial hub and second city, video posted on the Internet showed young people chanting slogans against the ruling family and being drowned out by gunfire. Activists posted images of a bloodied corpse and what they said was a burning dormitory.

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