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Syrians take to streets over Arab League sanctions

Arab states have frozen Syrian state assets and imposed travel bans in response to crackdown

Syrians take to streets over Arab League sanctions
Protesters waved Syrian flags and chanted nationalist songs in a demonstration against the Arab League (AFP/Getty Images)
Syrians take to streets over Arab League sanctions
A giant portrait of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is carried in a sea of thousands of Syrian demonstrators in capital Damascus (AFP/Getty Images)
Syrians take to streets over Arab League sanctions
The League decided to impose crippling sanctions on president Bashar Al Assad's regime (AFP/Getty Images)
Syrians take to streets over Arab League sanctions
The Arab League sanctions hit banking, finance, investment and official travel but stop short of a full trade embargo (AFP/Getty Images)
Syrians take to streets over Arab League sanctions
Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem speaks during a press conference in Damascus (AFP/Getty Images)
Syrians take to streets over Arab League sanctions
Al Moualem criticised the Arab League for 'a declaration of economic war' (AFP/Getty Images)
Syrians take to streets over Arab League sanctions
The Arab League appealed once more to Damascus, offering 'a review of all of the measures' if Syria dropped its opposition to an Arab plan to end the crackdown (AFP/Getty Images)
Syrians take to streets over Arab League sanctions
Assad, who inherited power from his father in 2000, said in an interview this month that he would continue the crackdown (AFP/Getty Images)
Syrians take to streets over Arab League sanctions
Syrian officials blame the violence on armed groups targeting civilians. Government security forces say 1,100 of their members have been killed (AFP/Getty Images)