Hundreds of Syrians and other Doha residents turned out to protest against President Bashar Al-Assad of Syria in a second day of action in Qatar.
Some three to four hundred people rallied in an empty lot opposite Qatar Sports Club this evening, waving the 1932 Syrian flag, wielding posters and chanting slogans against the Al-Assad government in Damascus.
“We are rallying here against the criminal Bashar Al-Assad … who is currently committing mass massacres and killing innocent civilians,” said Abu Maher Halabi, a Syria resident of Qatar attending the rally.
“We are rallying against all the countries supporting the regime… in particular Russia, China and Iran, and Hezbollah. They are considered for us enemies of freedom and justice,” said Halabi, who is originally from Aleppo in Syria.
Police, both armed with batons on foot and at the ready in Toyota Land Cruisers, maintained a cordon around the protest grounds, while others directed traffic in and out of the parking area.
Credit: Photos by Omar Chatriwala