Anti-Assad rally held in Lebanon’s Bekaa

Dozens of demonstrators rallied in support of the Syrian people in the Bekaa town of Aarsal in Lebanon.

NOW Lebanon’s correspondent reported that the protestors marched in the town against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

“The demonstrators called on the Arab League to pressure Assad’s regime into ending [the crackdown] on [pro-democracy] protestors,” the correspondent added.

Lebanon’s political scene is split between supporters of Assad’s regime, led by Hezbollah, and the pro-Western March 14 camp.

Assad’s troops have cracked down on protests against almost five decades of Baath rule which broke out mid-March, killing over 3,500 people and triggering a torrent of international condemnation.

-NOW Lebanon

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