How Syria dodged an Egypt-style 'day of rage'

Outside opposition groups had called for protests in Syria over the weekend. Why did only security forces and hopeful journalists show up?

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    Syrian and tourists in old Damascus, Syria, on Friday. Campaigns on Facebook and Twitter called for a 'day of rage' in Damascus on Friday and Saturday. But by early afternoon there were no signs of protesters anywhere in the capital.
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