Syria: Protests go on as opposition rejects new parties law
Demonstrations were held overnight in a number of Syrian cities and towns as Syrians continue to demand the ouster of the regime. This comes as the Syrian opposition rejected a law passed by the government to allow for the first time the formation of political parties, arguing that the regime of the ruling Baath Party lacks credibility.
The protests were reported in the cities of Hama, Homs and Deir al-Zour. In addition, demonstrations were carried out in some towns around Damascus and Idleb. In the meantime, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the security forces have arrested a number of people in Damascus following a demonstration to oust the regime.
Meanwhile, Lebanese source were quoted as saying on Tuesday that Lebanon may ban all foreigners from demonstrating in the country. This comes after clashes between Syrians who oppose the regime and its loyalists.