A flood of people turned out in central Damascus on Wednesday in a show of support for the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and gratefulness for the Russian and Chinese position in the UN.
The ten thousands of masses were responding to a call on the Facebook page “My homeland, Syria” of Assad supporters urging them to rally to “reinforce unity and solidarity with the families of martyrs and thank Russia and China for their stand against the conspiracy” targeting Syria.
The demonstration was also aimed at denouncing the “Syrian National Council (SNC)”, an umbrella body formally set up on October 2, pulling together most of the groups opposing the Syrian leader.
Placards in the central Sabaat Bahrat district proclaimed “The army and people with you, Bashar al-Assad” and “Syria is our country and Assad our president.” Dominating the area was a giant portrait of the president.
Russia and China — both members of the UN Security Council — used their vetoes on October 4 to block a Western resolution threatening the Syrian regime with “measures” if it did not end the “bloody repression” on demonstrators.
Source: Al Manar