Protestors call for a popular boycott of the presidential referendum in the country
Syrian Elector, Washington, DC (May 26, 2007)
Close to 75 protestors representing various opposition currents held a protest rally in front of the Syria Embassy in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 26. Protestors called for a popular boycott of the presidential referendum scheduled to be held on the following day.
The protest rally lasted for three hours, and was covered by a number of media agencies including al-Hurra TV, and al-Mustaqbal newspaper.
The rally in Washington came close on the heels of a similar demonstration in New Zealand and a number of European capitals, and is part of a large campaign mounted by opposition groups inside and outside Syria calling for a boycott of the presidential referendum in protest of the growing authoritarian tendencies of the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad whose first term in office was characterized by rancid corruption, crackdowns on basic freedoms, support of Islamist groups, and growing dabbling in Lebanon and Iraq.
The following are photos of the event.