12 October 2011, 14:43

1 million Syrians support Assad in Damascus

1 million Syrians support Assad in Damascus

Some one million people are taking part in a demonstration in support of President Bashar Assad and the programme of reforms he has declared. The square opposite the government building complex is crowded with people. This is the largest-scale manifestation in Syria in the past six months, with participants holding national flags and portraits of the Syrian leader.

Some one million people are taking part in a demonstration in support of President Bashar Assad and the programme of reforms he has declared.

The square opposite the government building complex is crowded with people.

This is the largest-scale manifestation in Syria in the past six months, with participants holding national flags and portraits of the Syrian leader.

Posters urge Syrians to consolidate national unity in the face of hostile plotting.

Later in the day, the 46-year old Assad is expected to announce the setting up of a commission to draft a new constitution.

(TASS)

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