A demonstrator clenches a fist in front of a photo of Syrian President Bashar  Assad near the venue of the of the Geneva II peace talks, an international conference aimed at ending the country's brutal conflict, in Montreux, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
A demonstrator clenches a fist in front of a photo of Syrian President Bashar Assad near the venue of the of the Geneva II peace talks, an international conference aimed at ending the country's brutal conflict, in Montreux, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. AP
A demonstrator clenches a fist in front of a photo of Syrian President Bashar Assad near the venue of the of the Geneva II peace talks, an international conference aimed at ending the country's brutal conflict, in Montreux, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. AP

Many Syrians still see Assad as indispensable in saving their country

January 22, 2014 6:00 AM