Syria unrest: Huge turnout at Damascus pro-Assad rally
Tens of thousands of Syrians have rallied in support of President Bashar al-Assad in the capital Damascus.
Some held placards saying "the army and people are with you, Bashar al-Assad" and "Syria is our country and Assad our president", reported AFP news agency.
Others thanked Russia and China for blocking a UN resolution condemning Syria's crackdown last week.
The UN says nearly 3,000 Syrians have died since anti-government protests began in March.
Jim Muir reports.
12 Oct 2011
- From the section Middle East