Sunday, March 20, 2011

Arab regimes suppress protests with bribes or violence

or a combination of both. The clip below was taped on Friday. Richard Engel said there are two approaches Arab regimes have been using to deal with the protests: bribe the people or crack down on the protests. Yemen cracked down HARD on Friday. Engel compares Bahrain to Libya, says they don't really compare.

The protests in Syria, where an "emergency law" has been in place for four decades, have seemed to take most people by surprise. Protesters in Syria "set fire to the ruling Baath Party’s headquarters and other government buildings in the southern city of Dara’a on Sunday, as protesters rallied and clashed with the police for a third straight day".

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