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Syria Blocks Entry of Protest Convoy

Al Jazeera English
13th January 2012

Syrian border guards have turned away a protest convoy of about 150 Syrian expatriates attempting to cross from Turkey into Syria to deliver blankets, medicine and food to people affected by the government's crackdown on protests.

"The Syrian government said no to medical supplies, no to doctors who would go in to treat the wounded, and they said no to food. They said no to everything," said Belal Dalati, a 42-year-old Syrian businessman from California, after a delegation from the convoy was denied entry.

The activists, brought together by a campaign on the social networking website Facebook, had left the southeastern city of Gaziantep in buses and cars earlier on Thursday.

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