Tensions in Syria After Arab League Suspends Membership

Monday, November 14, 2011

Men throw stones at riot police during clashes in the Mediterranean coastal town of Banias. (Getty)

In Syria, tens of thousands of government supporters poured into the streets of Damascus and other cities on Sunday to protest the Arab League's decision to suspend Syria's membership. Angry supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad also attacked several embassies. In response to the unrest, Syria called for an emergency Arab summit. 

Babak Dehghanpisheh, Middle East correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, talks about the situations from Beirut.

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