Friday, April 22, 2011

DC: Syrian-Americans to React to Pro-Democracy Friday Protests

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DC: Syrian-Americans to React to Pro-Democracy Friday Protests

(Washington, DC 4/22/11) - On Friday, April 22nd, representatives of the Syrian-American Council (SAC) will hold a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to offer their reaction to major protests scheduled for earlier that day throughout Syria.

The Syrian-American leaders will also call on the Syrian government to end any use of violence against peaceful protesters and allow Syrians to freely express their demands for democratization, governmental accountability and freedom without fear of reprisal.

In Syria, Protesters and Government Mobilize for Friday

WHAT: Americans Press Conference in Washington, D.C.
WHEN: Friday, April 22, 2011, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Dr. Louay Safi: / Cell: 317 679 6894; or M. Yaser Tabbara: / Cell: 312 718 3725

Since March 15th, pro-democracy activists have been protesting in the streets of many Syrian cities culminating in a mass demonstration of tens of thousands in the streets of Syria’s third largest city, Homs, a few days ago.

SAC is a grassroots organization devoted to promoting educational, civic, economic, and human development, as well as advancing civil liberties and human dignity in Syria.