Saturday, February 18, 2012

Rise of the Popular Resistance!

Resistance is how the Syrian protesters want their movement to be labeled, not an uprising, insurgency or rebellion. Indeed, when one examines the facts on the ground, theirs now is a popular resistance movement, one aimed at liberating Syria from tyranny and corruption.

Friday February 17, 2012 – A day dedicated to Popular Resistance

Today’s death toll: 46, including 12 defectors who were executed after being captured following clashes with loyalists in Deraa City, 16 protesters in Rural Deraa,  5 in Damascus City killed when loyalist militias opened fire on an anti-Assad rally in the neighborhood of Mazzeh Bassateen, 7 in Homs City, 2 in Deir Ezzor, 2 in Aleppo, 1 in Hama, 1 in Idlib and 1 in Rural Damascus.

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In Daraya, and in response to the New Constitution which stipulates that the President must be a man of Muslim Descent, Christian protesters carried a sign saying: “why can’t the President by a Christian woman?” this a majority Muslim neighborhood, very traditional, yet, Muslim protesters rallied behind the sign as well. This is an Islamic or extremist revolution http://youtu.be/jn-mIrfKlJ4


Homs

Homs City

Baba Amr: Pounding with howitzers continues http://youtu.be/Xh0d_ou3GfI , http://youtu.be/hwhpV1UdlnI , http://youtu.be/GdiXsZ0x_UE , http://youtu.be/630psxMa520 , http://youtu.be/bA89mxR_-3Q , http://youtu.be/u9pPbC9mUJ8 , http://youtu.be/9VkbNr8NPu4 , http://youtu.be/wE7hfR85tO4 Tanks take part in the action http://youtu.be/wCptcO7RcoQ Al-Jouri Mosque gets hit again http://youtu.be/uCafELotWKY Local activist Mahmoud Arabi narrates as the pounding continues http://youtu.be/OsR_BY38N70 Tanks taking part of the siege http://youtu.be/-CV8-0OHTE0

Impact of pounding http://youtu.be/rv5Ie65hwkc , http://youtu.be/654DmBsoreA People are forced to collect rain water for drinking http://youtu.be/yvPiFO9tkT8 Two more martyrs and Dr. Muhammad rails against the world http://youtu.be/RFPDnz9-1Jw

Treating the wounded http://youtu.be/bs8r58aKAuI French journalists watch and document http://youtu.be/qhGnXDwt4Do a baby among the inured http://youtu.be/XYrEEMhB2-8

But while, Baba Amr and other neighborhoods come under fire, other parts of the city remain defiant and seem to have fallen , for now, under the control of the Free Syrian Army http://youtu.be/i_da-nCUZEU Al-Farouk Brigade takes more loyalist prisoners http://youtu.be/gBpGaH_4pzc

Elsewhere in the city, loyalists parade their truck mounted with an automatic gun and the cadaver of a rebel wrapped in blanket http://youtu.be/yKaMx5Gzz3o This leaked video shows the pounding from the point of view of the loyalists http://youtu.be/VdJsjRUdqvo

At night, it snows. Usually, locals celebrate the snow, but now it adds to their misery http://youtu.be/1NaEsSrUydE

Al-Rifai: two child martyrs http://youtu.be/5CxnyuoSFV4 Lining up for Kerosene http://youtu.be/rYu1vb54t74 Injuries http://youtu.be/oUTTYaa89og Wounded defectors http://youtu.be/w0R8mUNzWJg The neighborhood receives its fair share of pounding http://youtu.be/Y2kFMMiLKyM , http://youtu.be/orqfCxZNwSQ Funeral http://youtu.be/HTyEx16l5BA Looking for the dead in the rubble http://youtu.be/eOPH8TID_Hc  

Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies

Homs Province

Rastan: More defections http://youtu.be/Qy75T8sn0rc and a new fighting unit formed http://youtu.be/RWdhAqiQxlc

Daytime Rallies


Damascus

Damascus City

Barzeh: Loyalist militias patrol the streets http://youtu.be/J-0xMWTvn6I Over a 100 are arrested and 3 are killed, according to this reported, but people organize a rally as soon as loyalists militias leave the neighborhood http://youtu.be/CRop-594zhM vowing to take revenge against Maher and Bashar Assad http://youtu.be/a5xWfZynqyY

Qadam: loyalists in one part http://youtu.be/CIdOLN96WVE Rally in another http://youtu.be/rxRaz8uEgv8 Soon, the protesters come under fire http://youtu.be/NrV2DWFUr-A


Qaboun: Loyalists patrol the streets http://youtu.be/D7zJEMjmqYY , http://youtu.be/gp1rR0Zph8M

Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies

Damascus East (Eastern & Western Ghoutah)

Saqba: tanks maintain their presence in the streets http://youtu.be/DED69Uw5nOw Protesters come under fire http://youtu.be/H6A51mPpgH0

Kafar Batna: Loyalist patrol the streets http://youtu.be/3FIeGU3N2Ik

Daytime Rallies

Damascus South (Southern Ghoutah)

Kanaker: Tanks and loyalists patrol the streets http://youtu.be/MHLdhYBndf8

Jdeidet Artouz: Funeral http://youtu.be/ITYKoLvoNK8

Daytime Rallies

West (Zabadani and Wadi Barada)

Daytime Rallies

North (The Qalamoun Region )


Daytime Rallies


Hama

Hama City

Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies

Hama Province

Kafrenboudeh: The final tally for yesterday’s massacre stands at 20, still people took to the streets in drives today http://youtu.be/d95EpHOf37s

Shaizar: members of the FSA openly take part of the local rally and are given heroes’ welcome http://youtu.be/lK6AA_LPIq8

Daytime Rallies


Idlib


Another Lt. Col. defects , Emad Al-Murr http://youtu.be/TnDPCQGvbfc

Khan Shaikhoon: Members of the FSA take part in the rally http://youtu.be/uWUHKvvdbfQ

Daytime Rallies


Deraa/Hauran

Deraa City

Al-Balad: tanks storm in http://youtu.be/Phzp-C_uOg4

Daytime Rallies

Deraa/Hauran Province


Bosra: protesters http://youtu.be/egwfNajdmGc come under fire http://youtu.be/XqBncdOBvDo

Namar: protesters come under fire http://youtu.be/ypJBp_aNuLs Loyalists roam the streets http://youtu.be/iD8omkrfwYo


Kafar Shams: martyr http://youtu.be/UeNokZryKH4

Jassem: sounds of nighttime clashes between loyalists and rebels http://youtu.be/0AAyirypZ5U

Daytime Rallies


Aleppo

Aleppo City


Myassar: protesters http://youtu.be/nlb79H5L-vc clash with loyalist security forces http://youtu.be/Gzsjzf-324Q

Firdoss: nighttime funeral for a local activist http://youtu.be/w7igz1N33xM

Daytime Rallies

Aleppo Province

Jarablos: protesters come under fire http://youtu.be/7ePbiUh_xRQ one dies: his funeral http://youtu.be/aPfh0HO7ms0

Daytime Rallies

Nighttime Rallies


Deir Ezzor


Deir Ezzor City: Clashes between loyalists and rebels took place in several neighborhoods throughout the city, leaving few martyrs, and scores of wounded. Martyr http://youtu.be/LQQiIvoCzI0

Qouriyeh: tanks and loyalists in the streets http://youtu.be/87P9GmFyM3o

Daytime Rallies
Deir Ezzor City (Moazafeen) http://youtu.be/Hilmhc2kMuc Khareetah http://youtu.be/-4PYyTsHkBI

Nighttime Rallies


Hassakeh


Often in their rallies, the Kurds, who make up over 60% of the population of the population of Hassakeh, and who have been leading the protest movement in the province, carry banners in support of federalism and the Kurdish National Council.

Daytime Rallies


Lattakia


Daytime Rallies