February 10th, 2012
04:38 AM ET

Syrians to take to the streets to protest Russia's vote against U.N. resolution

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets across Syria on Friday to protest Russia and its recent vote against a United Nations resolution that would have condemned a brutal crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad.

The "Russia Is Killing Our Children" protest, organized by anti-government opposition groups, follows opposition reports that troops in tanks stormed a suburb of the besieged city of Homs. Syria's third-largest city has become a flashpoint in the nearly yearlong uprising.

The mass anti-government protest comes the same day state-run Syrian TV accused terrorists of two explosions Friday that rocked Aleppo, a city considered one of al-Assad's seats of power.

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  1. Roadsniper

    It is all very true let give them the hell that theyve given everybody else

    February 11, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Wow, never thought i would see the day when roadsniper and i would agree! 🙂 this is a monumental occasion! But its time for us to stand up for good instead of greed! I still cant get those dead children out of my head! And if we dont no one will!

    February 11, 2012 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. Greek American

    Let us please not make the comparison that Assad is even close to Hitler. And for all of you that are so ready for the US to get involved here and magically take out Assad somehow, please remember that we the US did sit around and do nothing during WWII for years! In fact, we only entered the war after Japan attacked us.

    February 11, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Roadsniper

    @chrissy. Thank you ive always had an open mind about everything its easy for me to get in trouble with it though because i have a tendency to get in trouble , but now you let the beast out! Ill be nice!! Its so true though we need to recoup our loses in aid and diplomacy from these coiuntries. And if they are not going to live by the rules of humanity than the need to learn the hard way and that goes for all the above mentioned countries and it will settle 95% of the worlds hate!

    February 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Superman

    Remember 911 and how people came together? What happened to that? We fight in this country all the time roadsniper, its all a shame when 3000 people have to die within a few hours of each other. And its lost like nothing ever happened

    February 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. nanny of ok

    lolI agree blow Iran to hell qnd fine that syrian leader and give the same as bin laden & saddom , I don,t understand how anyone kill children any where.

    February 11, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
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