Demonstrators in Hama province took to the streets on Friday (September 14th) to protest against the Assad regime, as well as the anti-Islam film that sparked violent reactions elsewhere in the Arab region, AFP reported.
In Kafr Zeita, hundreds of people chanting for the fall of President Bashar Assad also shouted slogans denouncing the film that mocks Islam and Prophet Mohammed.
"There is no God but God, and Mohammed is his Prophet!" cried protesters, according to an amateur video posted on YouTube by activists.
"Of course, the film has angered many people, but what is interesting is that there was no violence from the protesters," said one Hama-based activist calling himself Abu Ghazi.
"They protested in a civilised way," he added.
In the north-western province of Idlib, protesters in Kfar Nabal carried a drawing of a cleric with "Muslims" written on his robe and the crescent symbol of Islam above his head.
Looking enraged, the cleric is depicted pointing to a reel of film representing the inflammatory video, but his back is to Syria, shown as a burning mosque and a man lying in a pool of blood, completely ignored in the background.
In the central city of Hama, Syrian regime soldiers used explosives against protesters wounding several people as demonstrators took to the streets on Friday to call for the fall of the regime, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
"Several people were wounded when the army used explosive devices to target protesters," the Britain-based watchdog said in a statement.