Protesters Gather In Hama, Syria
by: Deborah Amos, NPR, July 8, 2011 2:07:00 pm
In Syria Friday, tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the central city of Hama, which has hosted the largest protests since the movement began four months ago. The demonstrators are calling for the downfall of President Bashar Assad. Meanwhile, American ambassador Robert Ford is in Hama to express solidarity with the protesters. His trip has infuriated the Syrian government.