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Topic - Bouthaina Shaaban
A scenic seaside city echoed with gunfire Saturday as protesters defied government forces in Syria's second day of nationwide unrest, burning tires, attacking businesses and setting the offices of the ruling party aflame.
The Syrian government on Thursday pledged to consider lifting draconian restrictions on political freedom and civil liberties in an attempt to quell a week-long uprising that protesters sad has left dozens fatally shot by security forces.
Buthaina Shaaban, a spokeswoman for the government, said last week that the regime will lift the emergency law that has been in place since 1963, but it was unclear what that would mean.
Shaaban said 34 people had been killed in the conflict.