activists say 12 dead in the middle of the largest protest against Assad in the other handleU.S.
further increased the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to implement "real reform" to the largest day of protest across Syria since the uprising began nearly four months .
Demonstrations took place in the city of Hama, where 200,000 people took to the streets, and there were clashes in Aleppo, the economic capital. Activists were told that many injured when police fired on demonstrators in the Damascus suburb of Daraya. According to the protesters, at least 24 people died in what was called "Friday," a slogan taken from protesters against Hosni Mubarak in Egypt in early Arab insurgency.
Syrian forces shot dead three protesters in the central city of Homs and thousands would have resulted in Deir el-Zor, on the east. Access for foreign media has been limited, although a small number of journalists were allowed in under escort days. News agencies reported nine deaths.Louay Hussein and Maan Abdelsalam, the authors of a "roadmap for a safe and peaceful transition to civilian democracy," that the reforms would put Assad in power, for now, n ' United States have not felt that the United States approved the plan. and The European Union imposed sanctions against Assad and his senior officials in response to the violent repression of demonstrations. However, the U.S. calls repeated reform reflects the uncertainty about the way forward. Neither tougher sanctions or military action appears to be effective in the context of Syria and the United States has not openly called for the overthrow of Assad -. In stark contrast to its policy on Muammar Gaddafi in Libya