"If the regime is a human being, if they are really human beings, they have to stop what they are doing, they destroy Syria. Two-million houses they destroyed, we have 10-million people, Syrian, out of their homes and three-million out of their land. So, 7,500 girls raped, between 10 and 14 years (of age) so it is not a human being's doing, it is a kind of another thing."
6. Mid of SNC members
7. Wide of supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad protesting in street, holding large banner reading (English) "United Solidarity Front for Syria"
8. Mid of protesters holding huge Syrian flag, chanting
9. Close of man chanting pro-Assad slogans
10. Mid of protesters chanting in support of the Syrian army, holding large Syrian flag
11. Protesters holding up Syrian flag with a picture of Assad on it
12. Wide of protesters chanting holding the Syrian flag
13. Wide of Swiss police dispersing chanting protesters
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Mounir Agha, protester:
"We are here for Syria, against this propaganda, against this American propaganda. We are going to tell the world that we are one, army and leader and people."
A senior member of the Syrian National Coalition, the western-backed umbrella group representing the opposition, on Wednesday hailed the ongoing peace talks in Montreux.
The world's most powerful diplomats - including US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov - are in Montreux, Switzerland, for the talks, which had been in doubt just two days ago.
"It is a good step for the people in Syria, it is a good step because we want to send a message to the world that what happened in Syria is a kind of massacre," said Haitham al-Maleh, a senior SNC member.
But the SNC is in disarray, with little influence on rebel brigades fighting in Syria.
And during talks, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem accused them of being being traitors and agents of Israel and stated that neighbouring countries had set Syria ablaze by sending arms and fighters to the civil war.
Al-Moallem spoke just after Kerry, who accused Syria's government of turning a peaceful protest movement into an international catastrophe and said President Bashar Assad would have no place in the transitional government that is the stated goal of the peace talks.
The Syrian National Coalition has also demanded a transitional government to replace Assad, saying it decided to attend the peace conference in order to establish a transitional government with full executive powers "in which killers and criminals do not participate."
"If the regime is a human being, if they are really human beings, they have to stop what they are doing, they destroy Syria. Two (m) million houses they destroyed, we have 10 (m) million people, Syrian, out of their homes and three m) million out of their land. So, 7,500 girls raped, between 10 and 14 years (of age)," said al-Maleh.
Meanwhile dozens of Assad supporters gathered outside meeting venue to protest against what they said was a conspiracy against the Syrian nation.
Protesters carried Syrian flags and posters of Assad and chanted slogans in support of the president and the Syrian army.
"We are here for Syria, against this propaganda, against this American propaganda. We are going to tell the world that we are one, army and leader and people," said one of the protesters.
Syria's western-backed opposition and Assad's handpicked representatives have never spoken face-to-face and it's not at all clear how much either side - or their proxy powerbrokers - really want an end to the war.
Fighting in Syria has killed more than 130-thousand people and left millions of refugees, either in camps or squats in neighbouring countries or within Syria's borders.
The economy has been devastated, and bombs and gunfire have ruined once-thriving cities.
The rebellion started in March 2011, and Syria has seen little but violence ever since.