Syria Live Blog
Syria - May 20, 2011 - 19:29
Protestors in the far east of Syria have set fire to offices of the ruling Baath Party, according to two local leaders.
A video claiming to show the incident in Albou Kamal, on Syria's border with Iraq, shows thick black smoke pouring into the sky, but it is not possible to identity the building from which it is coming.
"The people here are very angry at this regime and the Baath Party," said a tribal leader from Deir Ezzour, the capital of the governorate.
"People want to overthrow the regime. There can be no dialogue with tanks and soldiers, no dialogue with security men who kill, arrest and smash the homes of civilians. We want democracy and freedom. We want to feel we are real citizens, not numbers."
An activist in Hassake, to the north of Deir Ezzour, confirmed news of the attack on the Baath Party offices.
Al Jazeera cannot verify the contents of the following video: