Looks like Bashir Assad may be the next autocrat on the chopping block. Yes, he's brutal, and yes, he'll try to crush the protests just like every other Arab leader. But I don't think he's a Gaddafi. He doesn't have it in him to kill thousands upon thousands of people, and doesn't enjoy nearly as much popular support as his father did.Thousands of demonstrators have marched through the southern Syrian city of Deraa calling for greater freedoms.
The march follows the funeral of a man killed on Sunday, when security forces opened fire on protesters.
The demonstrators had set fire to buildings including the offices of the country's ruling Baath Party.
BBC News - Syria unrest: Thousands march in Deraa