Syrians in 'conscience of the revolution' city call for President Obama to 'just do it'

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Because of their country's repressive history, Syrian public opinion has been difficult to gauge since the civil war began there. This video, however, shows a group of brave protestors calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to stage a military strike on the Assad regime.

One sign created for the protest showed Obama in a baseball uniform, telling him to "just do it." Another, in English, says "Hit Assad Down; Let Syria Shine." Another says, "We are not after punishing Assad more than having a military intervention to get rid of his brutal dictatorship and let us live peacefully."

The town of Kafr Nabl is in Syria's Idlib governate, and has attracted young people to relocate there because of its daring anti-government stance.

Something else striking about this video is the fairly significant number of people willing to appear in it. This is not the first time Kafr Nabl has made its views known, however. Near the Turkish border, in a region that produces olives and figs, Kafr Nabl rebelled against the government in early 2011, and, says this story by National Public Radio, was "liberated" by anti-government rebels who kicked out members of the regime. It's something like an Assad-free zone.

"It's been called the "conscience of the revolution." Every Friday, protesters take to the streets of Kafr Nabl, holding handmade posters with clever, sarcastic messages. At one point, pictures from Kafr Nabl began spreading on Facebook. Now they've gone viral. Early on the messages were directed at the Syrian government: "Stop killing us with your tanks." Then they were directed at the international community: "Let us die, but do not lie." The art is even more biting. President Obama waltzing with Syrian President Bashar Assad. References to a Pink Floyd album with Syria on the dark side of the moon. And a fictional game show called "Terrorists' Got Talent" showing Assad killing innocent people."

This video was uploaded Friday to YouTube by the Kafr Nabl News Network.



add citatiIt's been called the "conscience of the revolution." Every Friday, protesters take to the streets of Kafr Nabl, holding handmade posters with clever, sarcastic messages. At one point, pictures from Kafr Nabl began spreading on Facebook. Now they've gone viral
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