SYRIA PROTESTS: One protester killed, 100 injures in Syria 20Mar11 March 21, 2011

Press TV – 20 March 2011
Syrian forces have reportedly attacked anti-government protesters in a southwestern city, killing one person and wounding more than 100 others.

The Sunday rallies in Daraa were attended by some 10,000 people, an activist told AFP on condition of anonymity.

“The security forces backed by police fired live rounds at the demonstrators,” the witness said.

Security forces were also reported to have fired tear gas canisters to disperse thousands of mourners attending a Saturday funeral ceremony for four people who were killed in a demonstration on Friday.

Several people were also injured during the Friday protest, which had called for more political freedom and an end to corruption in the country.

The Syrian authorities have said they would investigate the deaths, according to the daily Al-Watan, which is close to the government.


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