(HOMS, Syria) — Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in the city of Homs, Syria, on Friday in protest of the al-Assad regime.
The protests Friday have so far left at least a dozen people dead, according to reports. There were also violent clashes with police in Hama, Deraa, and Deir al-Zour.
The al-Assad regime has a new source of anxiety after Russia proposed a new Security Council resolution. Thursday’s announcement from Russia’s United Nations ambassador called for an end to the violence in Syria. Russia has previously opposed resolutions against the Syrian conflict.
The United Nations announced earlier this week that Syrian authorities were responsible for the deaths of over 5,000 people since the protests began last March.
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Greg Botelho, CNN Newswire
Artemis Moshtaghian and Lawrence Crook III, CNN Newswire