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Current events ppt

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Current events ppt

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  3. 3. Syrian Rebels hold day of defiance<br />
  4. 4. Semi-relevant background info:<br />Country: Syria<br />Official Government: Republic<br />Leader: President Bashar Al-Assad<br />Prime Minister: AdilSafr<br />Population: 22.5 million<br />
  5. 5. The protests<br />People are protesting peacefully in streets <br />Want end to 11 year regime of Al-Assad<br />Started via online organization and moved to streets<br />Protests spread; now in all major cities<br />
  6. 6. The government response<br />Al-Assad made security crackdown on protests<br />Using military force to quell protests<br />Checkpoints enforced and Protestors arrested<br />Morale is still high<br />
  7. 7. A day of defiance<br />Friday, May 6th: Thousands flooded the streets<br />Huge protest in Capitol and other cities<br />Many shot and killed in massacre<br />People still cheer and martyr selves<br />
  8. 8. International Response<br />UN placed sanctions on Syrian Gov’t, refuses sales of arms<br />Hopes to stop violence by restring arms<br />No intervention yet, but might change<br />

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