Conflict & Justice

Syria: Angry Protesters in Homs Demand Protection

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Amateur video from Syria depicts tanks rolling through the streets of Homs and protests in other parts of the country. (Photo: Reuters/NewsLook)

Angry protesters have confronted visiting Arab League monitors in Syria's restive city of Homs, demanding international protection.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the audio to hear it.)

The observers are verifying compliance with an Arab League plan to end the government's violent crackdown.

Tens of thousands protested in Homs as the monitors arrived. The Arab League said the first day was "very good".

Tanks reportedly withdrew before the monitors arrived but activists say some were simply deployed out of sight.

The UN says more than 5,000 people have been killed in protests against President Bashar al-Assad's rule since March.

Lisa Mullins talks with an activist inside the Syrian city of Homs, as unrest there continues.

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