Thousands of demonstrators gathered in several Syrian cities Friday (November 11th) to participate in "Membership Freeze Friday", a reference to Syria's membership in the Arab League, al-Arabiya television reported.
Demonstrators raised banners demanding the ouster of President Bashar Assad and called for the establishment of a democratic government. They also demanded the Arab League freeze Syria's membership in the league.
According to al-Arabiya, security and army forces, military vehicles and equipment were deployed at the entrances of multiple cities including Homs, Daraa, Rif Damascus, Hama and Harasta, and many roads were sealed off.
The Syrian Revolution General Commission said Friday that Syrian security forces killed 38 citizens the day prior.
"The army, security forces and the thugs shot dead 32 people, mostly in Homs and Idlib province in north-western Syria. Six other people died of wounds sustained during Wednesday protests," the commission said in a statement.
The statement said that a baby boy and an eight-year-old girl were among those killed in Homs.
Ambassador Youssef Ahmed, Syria's permanent representative to the Arab League, said he submitted an official memo to the Arab League's Secretary General Friday morning outlining Syria's full co-operation with the Arab League's plan to end hostilities ahead of the league's Saturday visit.
According to Syria's official news agency (SANA), Ahmed said, "Syria is committed to the Arab work plan that the Arab League has approved. It is serious about implementing the plan items and has already implemented most of them."