Protest

Thousands March Against Assad

Syrian protesters aren't backing down. They held one of the largest demonstrations in their four-month uprising, with hundreds of thousands of people marching against President Bashar al-Assad. The protests were in honor of the city of Homs, where some 40 people have been killed in the past few days. The Friday protests themselves appear to have been unusually peaceful for how large they were, with 11 people reported dead. State television blamed saboteurs for derailing a train in central Syria.