Alleppo which is the capitol of the Christian Syria is under attack by mass bombings.
The government-organized rally in Aleppo, with turnout estimated in the tens of thousands, was similar to one held a week earlier in Damascus, the capital. The two rallies showed that Mr. Assad and his government still command support from a substantial part of the population seven months after the uprising started.
Syrian state television claimed that the turnout at the Aleppo rally was much greater more than a million Syrians participated, it said and people were shown singing, We love you and holding pictures of Mr. Assad. Others were shown waving Syrian, Chinese and Russian flags; Russia and China each vetoed a proposed United Nations Security Council resolution this month to take measures against Syria because of its crackdown on dissidents.