Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Protests planned in Syria, Yemen

A "Day of Rage" of protests in Syria has been called for Saturday.

Even though Facebook is banned in Syria, there were over 5000 members of Facebook groups calling for the protests yesterday with more joining every hour (here's one with 2500 members now.) One Twitter group is called "AngrySyriaDay."

The protests are planned for Damascus and Aleppo.

Meanwhile, protests are planned in Yemen on Thursday, meant to mirror the Egyptian and Algerian protests. They are planned for Sana'a and other provinces, organized by opposition groups.