Re: Syria Update from Aleppo Since Sunday there have been 3 or 4 protests of between 100 â 200 daily as well as numerous small groups of less than 50, after the evening prayers, all over the city. Most disperse quickly before the arrival of the security forces.
Monday in Hamdaniyeh area there were 500 â 700 protesters who chased off the government Shabbiha. One of the reasons people have been slow to protest in larger numbers in Aleppo is due to the savage beatings from these thugs. In the last week some clans have offered to protect the protesters.
Yesterday in Maisaloun / Midan area over 1000 protested. In Myasar area 500 - 700 protestors exited the Zein al Abdine mosque and were confronted by around 300 Shabbiha and security forces. Even so they started chanting their support for Hama. Tear gas and a few bullets fired into the air finally dispersed the crowd.