Hundreds take part in 'day of rage' demonstrations in Damascus, Deir ez-Zor and Halab; Syrian official says 'many residents received inciting text messages originating in army base in Palestine'
Hundreds of people protested in a number of cities across Syria on Tuesday. According to the Al-Arabiya network, demonstrations were held in the capital Damascus, Deir ez-Zor and Halab.
Meanwhile, dozens of people rallied outside the Syrian embassy in Cairo against President Bashar Assad and his regime. During a nearby counter-rally, Assad supporters waved placards bearing the image of the Syrian leader.
Videos of the protests showed hundreds of people gathered in a market in Damascus. The protestors, mainly young men and women, called out "God, Syria and liberty" and "We will liberate Syria with blood and fire." There were no reports of clashes with security