Syrian activists hold an anti-regime protest in Homs in June 2011
A picture from the Local Coordination Committees of Syria shows anti-government protesters in Homs in June 2011. More than 1.2 million Syrians have joined anti-regime protests in the northern city of Hama and Deir Ezzor in the east, according to the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. © - AFP/LCC Syria/File
Syrian activists hold an anti-regime protest in Homs in June 2011
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Last updated: July 22, 2011

Over 1.2 million protest in two Syrian cities

More than 1.2 million Syrians joined anti-regime protests in the northern city of Hama and Deir Ezzor in the east on Friday, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"More than 1.2 million people marched: in Deir Ezzor there were more than 550,000, and in Hama more than 650,000," Rami Abdel Rahman said, adding that the security forces were notable by their absence during the protests.

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