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Syria opposition says 'revolt' must go on

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's speech provokes activists, who call for a continuation of the uprising against his regime

AFP , Monday 20 Jun 2011
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Pro-democracy activists said the three-month-old "revolt" in Syria must go on after a speech by President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that they said only deepened the crisis.

The Coordination Committee, an umbrella group of activists calling for street protests, called for "the revolution to carry on until all its aims have been achieved."

"We consider any dialogue useless that does not turn the page on the current regime," it said in a statement received by AFP. Assad's speech on the three-month-old unrest only served to "deepen the crisis."

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