Syria: The slogan for this Friday’s protest is "We won't kneel," as demonstrators are determined to achieve their demands and refuse to heed to the Syrian regime’s crackdown and oppression. Since anti-government protests began in March, over 2,000 people have been killed, nearly 15,000 have been arrested, and more than 15,000 have been displaced to neighboring countries.
Bahrain: Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society called for mass participation in the "No Retreat" festival on the Friday of Decisiveness. Protestors are demanding reform and democracy while condemning the crackdown by authorities. Meanwhile, the ministries of health and education continue to fire more employees for participating in peaceful protests, despite the government's supposed claim that fired employees be reinstated. Hundreds of public sector employees have been dismissed from their positions over their participation in demonstrations.
Libya: The revolutionaries announced that at dawn, they advanced on three fronts toward the capital Tripoli. They are headed towards key coastal cities in western Libya, including Az Zawiyah Az Ziyah and Sarman. Yesterday, they seized control of residential neighborhoods in eastern Brega. Western Brega, however, is still under the control of Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. The Libyan opposition has achieved a political victory as well, after officially reopening the Libyan embassy in Washington DC.
Yemen: In the capital Sana, thousands of pro-and anti-regime protestors gathered in rival protests. Anti-regime protestors gathered in Siteen Square on a Friday named, "We are victorious, God willing." Meanwhile, supporters of the ruling regime gathered in Sabeen Square on what they are calling the "Friday of national alliance to protect constitutional legitimacy."