Aleppo protesters demand death for Assad
Published on Aug 3, 2012 10:57 PM
ALEPPO, Syria (AFP) - Protesters in Aleppo took to the streets on Friday to demand death for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad even as violence raged there and 15 people were killed nationwide, an AFP journalist and watchdog said.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in the al-Shaar neighbourhood of the country's economic capital, chanting: "The people want the execution of Bashar!" and "The people want freedom and peace", an AFP reporter saw.
"We go down the street with a single objective: the liberation of the country," said 20-year-old protester Abu Ahmed.
"Today you can take to the streets. Before there were shabiha" pro-regime militiamen, he said, adding: "For 20 years we supported the military, but in fact this army is against us."
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