At least 34 martyrs were reported as Assad’s forces continue to shell, shoot, beat, arrest, torture, rape, burn and steal across the country. For the first time since the beginning of the revolution most of Damascus, including the markets of the Old City, joined in the national strike for the martyrs of Houla. Assad’s forces tried to break into the shops in some areas but that led to fights with the merchants. Meanwhile, Annan is in Damascus for more pointless talking, as if we haven’t already had 14 long bloody months of it. See the map for more info.