Syrian Rappers Urge…Restraint? Protesters Find Little Support in Popular Music

The shaky snippet of video looks like it was inadvertently filmed, as if the amateur cameraman — in his haste to escape the intense gunfire crackling in the background — forgot to press pause and wound up recording his sandal-clad feet as he ran along the sidewalk. It’s meant to look like one of the countless amateur videos streaming out of Syria from an anti-government protest capturing the state’s violent crackdown