In Turkey, anti-Assad Syrians plan for the future

June 3, 2011

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Protests in Syria, such as this April gathering in Damascus, are not expected to wane despite al-Assad's offer of amnesty.

The estimates so far are that several dozen people have died today in protests in Syria. Today’s protests were dedicated to the “children of freedom.”

At least 30 children have died in Syria’s protests so far, most notably 13-year-old Hamza al Khatib. The videos of his tortured body may prove a turning point in the effort to oust Assad. Syrian opposition leaders have met this week in Turkey to start a road map to a post-Assad Syria.

From Turkey, Chicago attorney and democracy activist Yaser Tabbara discusses the latest in Syria.