When a 14 year old teen from Syria named Naief Abazid spray painted on the walls of his school. “It’s your turn, Doctor Bashar al Assad.” as a rebellion prank thinking nothing of it. In his hometown of Daraa on February. 16, 2011. The following day he had a meeting at school with one of the members with Mukhabarat. Naief was then arrested by Syria’s Baathist and tortured for weeks on. Along with 22 other students in connection with the graffiti 3 of those now dead.
"The Day of Rage" The Syrian police and military officers arrested thousands of demonstrators however when the protests continued the police resorted to violence. Under Bashar's rule the few select rich that were loyal to him grew richer while the middle class grew poorer. Asaad made some reforms to try and appease the people an example was he ended the state of emergency that Syrian citizens had been living under for decades. state of emergency is when the government is allowed full control over people's lives.