Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Syrian opposition group pelted with eggs in Cairo

November 09, 2011 — BEIRUT (AP) — Angry Syrian protesters have pelted a group of opposition leaders with eggs outside Arab League headquarters in Cairo, preventing them from going in for talks with the organization's chief about the violence in Syria.

The incident highlights the deep divisions within the Syrian opposition. The protesters — apparently disenchanted with the fractured opposition movement — threw eggs at a four-man delegation of the Syrian National Coordination Committee, headed by Hassan Abdul-Azim, and forced it to turn back.

Another meeting was planned for later Wednesday. The Committee is a rival to the broad-based Syrian National Council group. Some Syrians see it as more willing to engage in dialogue with the Syrian regime.

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