Thousands Take to the Streets in Syria, Troops Respond with Violence

Hosted by

In Syria today, thousands of protesters took to the streets after Friday prayers in Damascus and other cities.  Some were met by heavily armed soldiers using tear gas, electrified batons, clubs and bullets.  We speak with a reporter in Damascus who can't reveal her name or her affiliation for security reasons and with correspondent Nicholas Blanford, who's in Beirut, Lebanon for the Christian Science Monitor.

Credits

Guest:
Nicholas Blanford - Christian Science Monitor

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper