Students in Syria face police crackdown

Young people beaten with batons as they defy military orders.

    Syria's police have come out in force, again cracking down on protests, now targeting students in Aleppo.

    Activists said security forces used batons to disperse a pro-democracy demonstration by 2,000 students on Wednesday at a university campus in Syria's second largest city.

    Thousands of protesters have been detained and rights groups say around 800 killed, including at least 19 people since Wednesday.

    Al Jazeera's Emike Umolu reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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