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After the Storm!If hundreds of arrests in Deraa City, Douma and Homs don't count as noise, even though they were accompanied by barrages of gunfire and clashed with local inhabitants in Al-Bayadeh Neighborhood and surrounding areas in Homs, don't count as noise, than things were relatively quiet in Syria today. But it's another quiet before another storm hits. Tomorrow is set to be a day of morning in Douma as inhabitants bury the dead. As these words are written, already reports of gunfire in that Damascene suburb whose inhabitants are always proud of their critical role in opposing the French occupation, have trickled, although no further details are provided.In Homs security raided the neighborhoods of Al-Bayadeh, Al-Khaldiyyeh, Dier Baalbah and Hayy Al-Sabeel, places that witnessed bloody attacks by security forces on the previous night. They broke into houses and took men away and loaded them in busses. Inhabitants burnt tires in the streets and threw stones at the police, eventually forcing them to retreat, but not before they took away dozens of protesters. The inhabitants of these neighborhoods are linked to Bedouins tribes, and they are unlikely to back down now. Unrest was also reported in nearby villages and towns. Homs, or major segments of it, is set to follow the lead of the Deraa Governorate in its open defiance of the Assad regime.
Arrests and Intimidation as Deraa and Banyas move to their own beat.
In Deraa City; and before sniper attacks on April 1st. Chants: "We demanded reforms, they gave us the gun. There are no gangs in Horan nor treason nor conspiracies. We listened to the speeches, there were not on par with demands.
Enough promises, assertions and stalling for time. Our demands and principles call for lifting of the state of emergency. Enough cruelty and barbarism by the security apparatuses..."
For its part, Syrian press continues to play an incendiary role against the protesters. Diplomatic sources provided the following translation of an editorial published in an official newspaper today. Next thing, Syrian officials will be asking their militias to "cut down the tall trees," just as happened in Rwanda.
In a 400-word article in Al-Thawrah, Ali Nasrallah says: "If our people, thanks to our national consciousness, were able to reveal the truth that what happened during the past few days was more than just slogans raised here and there and that were exploited to create chaos and sedition projects, then the coming step must not be confined to thwarting and foiling these projects.
Rather, we must kill these projects before they are born and learn from the experience what makes us all together achieve success in deterring the alternatives projects that will be proposed.
Meanwhile, inhabitants of Banyas City on the coast, a mixed city of Sunnis and Alawites, continue to hold their festival of liberation through the city's main streets, with little interference from authorities, belying rumors of sectarianism.
Many of the videos below cover events that took place on April 1st. The videos from Banyas are from today, and leave no room for doubt that this is an anti-Assad movement that unites people from across the sectarian divide: Sunnis and Alawites. Video shows security forces fleeing in front of the protesters Video1 of the massacre and fallen heroes in Douma, video 2 Video of protesters in Douma showing the tear gas fired at them Video of one of the Friday's fallen heroes and it shows in a chest injury Video shows the break-up of Douma heroes' strike on Saturday night with sticks and electric batons Full Video of the demonstration at Rifai mosque in Kafar-Soosa Video shows armed thugs with sticks and threatening worshipers as they were exiting the Rifai mosque on the 'Friday of Fallen Heroes'. Video of a wonderful scene of the protesters singing the national anthem after exiting the Rifai mosque on the 'Fraiday of Fallen Heroes' Video of "Where are the Golan Heights" in Rifai Mosque on the 'Fraiday of Fallen Heroes' Daraa Video shows the death moment of the fallen hero Dia'a Al-Shammari shot by the Syrian army Video of touching chants in Daraa Video shows the death moment of the fallen hero, Dr. Ali Ghassab Almahamid Video of Nawa demonstrations on Friday of fallen heroes and a touching speech of a citizen New video of the fallen heroes and the injured at the Omari Mosque Video of demonstrations
HomsVideo shows security forces fleeing in front of thousands of protesters after security forces shot tear gas on protesters Video of the fallen hero Samer Hoairi's funeral in Talbiseh Video of shooting live bullets on protesters in Homs today, Video 2
Video of the regime thugs beating up a protest, and fleeing at the arrival of other protesters to the rescue himDer Al-Zour Video of the fallen heroes Friday in the city of Qouria, demonstrators chanted: people want to topple the Baath Party
Another Video from Qouria townVideo of the people in Qouria city on the Friday of fallen heroes chanting for freedom Lattakia Video "The ironical Syrian Parliament" from the Youth of Slaybiyeh on the Friday of fallen heroes Banyas New video of demonstrations Banyas on the Friday of fallen heroes and reproach to the people of Aleppo Video of protesters in Banyas on the Friday of fallen heroes demanding to bring down Bashar
Video of a message from Syrian young man from Banyas to the media and the Syrian regimeJableh Video shows the beginning of the night strike and the chants supporting DaraaQamishli
Video1 "No Humiliation to Arab-Kurdish" from the protesters in A'amouda on the Friday of fallen heroes, Video2
Video of a demonstration of solidarity with the Syrian revolution in Jordan on Saturday,
Video of a demonstration of solidarity with the Syrian Revolution in London
Video of a demonstration of Syrians in Sweden
Video of Syrians' speech in Frankfurt
Press and TV Coverage
BBC Report about Washington condemning violence against
demonstrators against the Syrian government
Al-Jazeera, Mr. Haitham Maleh on Friday defeating official accounts of the fallen
on Al-Jazeera, intervention of Mr. Haitham Maleh about Assad's speech
Al-Jazeera report about the 'Friday of Fallen Heroes'
On BBC, an intervention of a doctor and an eyewitness in Daraa
BBC report about the Friday of fallen heroes
Live intervention from Daraa describes the
regime appalling violence against protesters
Al-Jazeera report about Syrian regime's arresting raid on Saturday, April 2
on Alhurra channel, Intervention of Sheikh Ahmed Alsayasnah on Saturday, April 2
From the Revolution Media