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Syrian Protesters Block Road for Prisoners’ Release

HeadlineApr 14, 2011

In Syria, some 2,000 women, children and students blocked a major coastal road on Wednesday to demand the release of hundreds of men rounded up in government crackdowns. Around 100 people were released in an attempt to appease the protest. Meanwhile, an estimated 500 people rallied in two prominent Syrian universities. Protesters are demanding government reforms and an end to the country’s decades-old emergency laws.

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