“Open your hearth & close your shop” is the slogan that yesterday was shared on Facebook by Syrian peaceful activists in order to support the general strike organized to protest against the Houla Massacre.
In an unprecedented move, even Old Damascus souks (including Hamidyeh, Bouzorieh, Suq as-souf) have kept their shops closed in sign of protests for the massacre that last Friday left, according to the UN, at least 49 children and 34 women dead (the majority was killed with knives in a door-to-door assault) in the village of Houla, near Homs.
Activists have uploaded videos from different areas in Damascus, including the Old City which has stayed mostly out of the one -year-two-months old protests (except from the very first weeks back to march 2011):
Souk al Hamidyeh, Old Damascus, 28 May 2012
Daraya, 28 May 2012
Kafer Sousseh, 28 May 2012
Qasr al Hajaj, 28 May 2012