Pro-Assad crowd stones U.S. envoy’s convoy in Damascus

Reuters
September 29, 2011

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hurled rocks and tomatoes at U.S. ambassador Robert Ford’s convoy as he visited an opposition figure in Damascus on Thursday and Syria accused Washington of inciting violence and meddling in its affairs.

Assad’s crackdown on six months of pro-democracy protests has envenomed relations with the United States, which has imposed fresh sanctions and rallied world pressure on Syria.

President Barack Obama took office in 2009 pledging to engage in dialogue with Damascus and named Ford as ambassador.

“Two embassy cars were damaged,” said a witness, who asked not to be identified, adding that the demonstrators were chanting “Abu Hafez (father of Hafez),” a nickname for Assad.

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4 Responses to “Pro-Assad crowd stones U.S. envoy’s convoy in Damascus”

  1. If the devil road into your town,wouldn’t you try and hit him with a few rocks?

    • Right on!

  2. Good this people over there represent me not or are protecting any of my freedoms .kick the cia out from all of your countrys and don’t let this bastards think for a second they are real americans,they are mercenarys creating chaos all over so people hate us more and more,I hope they kick their ass.

    • Right on, NO comment. You are 100% right on.

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