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May 18, 2012 12:11 pm

Thousands Protest in Syria as Assad’s Forces Attempt to Crush Demonstrations

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Funeral of protests deaths in Maarat al-Numaan, 14th of February 2012. Photo: wiki commons.

VOA – Thousands of protesters are taking to the streets in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo in what opposition activists are saying is one of the biggest demonstrations since the anti-government uprising began 15-months-ago.

Activists have been urging protesters to rally behind a slogan of “heroes” of Aleppo University in a show of support for students who were confronted by security forces during a protest on Thursday.

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