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Friday, February 24, 2012

Protests Continue As ‘Friends Of Syria’ Meet

Anti-Syrian regime protesters hold up Kurdish flags with a fleet of cars during a rally in the northeastern town of Qamishli, Syria on Wednesday. (Photo provided by citizen journalists/AP)

Anti-Syrian regime protesters hold up Kurdish flags with a fleet of cars during a rally in the northeastern town of Qamishli, Syria on Wednesday. (Photo provided by citizen journalists/AP)

The main opposition group in Syria says other countries should arm the rebels, if President Bashar al-Assad refuses to bow to outside pressure being applied today in Tunis, site of an international conference called “The Friends Of Syria.”

The government crackdown on the city of Homs rages on, and thousands of people were out on the streets across the country today in protest.

Guest:

  • Jonathan Marcus, BBC reporter in Tunisia

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