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Protesters burn government buildings in 2 Syrian towns

 


Protesters burn government buildings in 2 Syrian towns

BASSEM MROUE

ZEINA KARAM

Associated Press

DAMASCUS, Syria — The Syrian government says protesters have set fire to a police station and offices of the ruling party in a small southern town.

An activist says the Baath party offices in the coastal city of Latakia were also set ablaze Saturday.

Presidential advisor Bouthaina Shaaban said demonstrators attacked the two buildings in the town of Tafas, six miles (10 kilometers) north of the city of Daraa, epicenter of more than a week of anti-government protests.

In Latakia, dozens o...



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