Aug. 4 - Amateur video shows Syrians continuing to protest against President Bashar al-Assad, despite a bloody government crackdown. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Video posted on a social media website shows Syrians continuin to protest against the government despite a bloody crackdown in Hama and other cities. Reuters cannot independently verify the conten of these videos. Residents can be seen congregating in large numbers, with one crowd dispersed by security forces. Activists say at least 45 civilians were killed in a tank assault by Assad's forces occupying the centre of Hama, in a sharp escalation of a military campaign aimed at ending President Bashar al-Assad's rule.