Syrian Troops Disperse Massive Protest in Aleppo

Two Killed in Damascus Shootings

Syrian troops used tear gas to break up massive protests in the northern city of Aleppo, the largest protests seen yet in the nation’s most populace city.

It was the second day of protests centering around Aleppo University, and though there were no conclusive numbers for the size today, it was said to be quite a bit larger than yesterday’s 15,000-strong march.

Though activists reported shootings against the protesters in Aleppo, there were no reports of anyone being killed in the city. Two protesters were apparently killed in metro Damascus, however, when troops there opened fire on them.

Considering the size of the protests, the reports of violence were comparatively minor by Friday standards, suggesting that the growing size of the UN monitoring team is having some impact and keeping the death toll down.

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