The opposition of the French mandatory power to the secessionist propaganda of the Arab nationalists led to grave disturbances in Damascus, the capital of Syria.
The closing down of the nationalists' club-branches was the signal for the beginning of the riots.
A protest strike was proclaimed and generally observed throughout the city.
When, however, tramcars started circulating as usual, excited crowds attacked them, trying to put them out of order.
The police were compelled to make use of firearms. All the Arab parties have sent a joint protest both to Paris and Geneva.