Human Rights Watch said on Thursday that Syrian authorities failed to intervene as 15 people who tried to hold a candle vigil in support of the Egyptian revolution were beaten in Old Damascus.
Syrians have been organizing campaigns on Facebook and Twitter that call for a "day of rage" in Damascus this week in using social networking sites to rally their followers for sweeping political reforms.
Like Egypt and Tunisia, Syria suffers from corruption, poverty and unemployment. All three nations have seen subsidy cuts on staples like bread and oil. Syria's authoritarian president has resisted calls for political freedoms and jailed critics of his regime.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Supporters of Egyptian protests beaten in Syria
Sounds like another dictator is getting nervous about the protests spreading.