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Thousands protest in southern Syrian city

Demonstrations erupt in protest hotbed Daraa Friday

AFP , Friday 22 Apr 2011
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Several thousand people demonstrated in Syria's southern city of Daraa on Friday, calling for the "overthrow of the regime" of President Bashar al-Assad, witnesses said. The protests, in the city which saw the outbreak of Syria's five-week-old popular demonstrations, came a day after Assad lifted a draconian state of emergency which had been in place for nearly 50 years -- one of the key demands of the protesters.

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