DAMASCUS, Syria, March 22 (UPI) -- Anti-government activists, planning new demonstrations, Tuesday charged the Syrian government is tracking the opposition through the Internet.
"The government is using cookies and is creating bogus Internet links to trace addresses of online individuals ... At times they join online groups and pretend to be anti-regime activists just to collect more names and trace more people," an unidentified Syrian resident told al-Arabiya.
The Facebook page for Syrian Revolution 2011 that boasts 65,822 followers called for a protest at the Justice Palace in Damascus at noon, the network said.
The group issued unconfirmed reports claiming protests were also under way in Ladikiya, Syria's main port city and also in Ariha, the network said.
Al-Arabiya said another group called "we are all with Bashar al-Assad," boasts 67 followers and claims the events in the southeastern city of Daraa, the site of violent anti-government protests in recent days, is by "traitors who are working for the former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and the Fatah al-Islam."
Normal life prevails in Daraa a report by the official Syrian news agency SANA said Tuesday, claiming shops and government offices are open as usual.
On Monday Syrian tanks and heavy weapons were deployed at the entrance to Daraa where anti-government protests continued after five protesters were killed during the weekend, the Global Arab Network said.