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Video: Protesters Pull Down Giant Statue of President Assad's Father in Syria


Amateur video shows crowds toppling a statue of President Bashar al-Assad's father in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa

Hafez al-Assad was president of Syria from 1971 until his death in 2000. He was every bit the brutal dictator that his son is now. This was his golden statue. This kinda looks like what happened in Iraq when Saddam's statue was toppled in 2003. Watch