Same as in Libya, these protests have never been peaceful. Protests are built by CIA and paid mercenaries, the explicit purpose being the end of leadership that will not do as the US and Israel desire. It was attempted in Iran as well. Notice how the protests in Bahrain (where US has a huge naval base) were quenched with the use of Saudi military?
Peru forces rescue 54 adults and children held captive by Shining Path (AP)
from the article: Hundreds of thousands rally in Syria as 32 reported killed