“Arab Spring” Uprisings, 2011-2012
Syria – an “internal affair”?

The Syrian uprising is an ongoing internal conflict that began with public demonstrations on 26th January 2011, and developed into a
nationwide uprising now bordering on civil war. Protesters demanded the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, the overthrow of his government and an end to nearly five decades of Ba’ath Party rule. The Syrian government deployed the well-equipped Syrian Army to quell the largely unarmed uprising, and several cities were besieged.

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The Big Picture is a static feature located within Hartlepool College of Further Education in one of its public areas. It is closely tied to the College’s RESPECT campaign, which promotes equality, fairness and understanding for all individuals across a range of social, moral and historic topics. RESPECT is a valuable resource that links to a range of teaching, learning and tutorial activities and involves and applies to everyone who works or studies in the College.