Protest

Tens of Thousands Demand Syria Revolution

Funerals for the dozens of protesters killed Friday gave rise to fresh protests in Syria on Saturday, as tens of thousands of Syrians demanded the “overthrow of the regime.” Friday saw the bloodiest response to protests by the regime of Bashar al-Assad, with between 88 and 100 people killed throughout the country. President Obama condemned the violence and accused Assad of seeking help from Iran in his attempt to cling to power. "This outrageous use of violence to quell protests must come to an end now," Obama said. Protesters came out Friday despite Assad's decision to lift the country's repressive emergency law, in place since his Baath Party came to power 48 years ago. They're demanding larger reforms, such as the release of thousands of political prisoners and the dismantling of the state political apparatus.