50 Syrian Protesters Were Released
50 protesters that had been arrested over the past few weeks were released, Residents of Hama (Syrian City) reported. Government offices in the city have reopened after almost two weeks of closure. While in the city of Homs, south of Hama, activists report that 30 people were killed on Saturday and Sunday.
The Observatory for Human Rights reports residents of Homs as saying that the discovery of the corpses of the government supporters provoked a furious reaction from a pro-regime militia.
On Friday, at least 28 people were killed in Damascus (Syria’s capital) and other cities, in what some said were the largest protests since the anti-government uprising began in March. Thousands of people attend funeral processions the following day for those who were killed.
On Sunday, the website of the Syrian postal service was hacked by a group calling itself “the Union of Free Syrian Hackers”. The group posted messages addressed to President Bashar al-Assad, telling him that the Syrian people will topple him soon and that the noose is waiting for him.