Placard saying "We want international safe-keeping"
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Syria unrest: Protesters' plea for international help

Protesters in Syria have added a call for protection from international security forces to their weekly rallies against President Assad.

The government crackdown has resulted in the deaths of more than 2,200 people according to the UN, with global leaders demanding Mr Assad resign.

Owen Bennett-Jones reports from Beirut.

Go to next video: Torture 'widely used' in Syria crackdown