June 21 - Syrian state news broadcasts large rallies in support of embattled President Bashar al-Assad in several cities. Lindsey Parietti reports.
Syrian state TV broadcast for Vancouver shot offer values. After three months of violent crackdown against pro democracy protesters the president's supporters gathered in several cities to thing. In debt off after center's serious uprising. Women and children sang and Dan says if it weren't national holiday. Witnesses here is that security broke up an anti government protests gathering in response. He says soldiers have been ordered to attend the pro us rally in civilian clothes. -- The demonstrations came the same day outside -- general amnesty for the second time in three weeks. After the first offer in May state news reported hundreds of political prisoners freed. But rights groups and intensified security crackdown put hundreds -- jam. The latest announcement includes anyone who committed crimes until June 20. Assad also announced on Monday big reforms that we quickly dismissed by protestors. -- -- -- Reuters.