The State Department has issued a warning against travel to Syria citing numerous demonstrations that have had an anti-U.S. tone, but acknowledges that authorities have prevented demonstrations from becoming violent. An April 7 rally organized by the government to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Ba’th Party became a support-the-intifada protest, but with a few exceptions was orderly. There are no signs that police are wavering in their commitment to keep order. Further demonstrations are likely, and unrest is possible.