PARIS - France urged Syria on Thursday to open up to dialogue and democratic change, after Syrian forces killed six people in an attack on protesters and opened fire on hundreds of youths marching in solidarity.
In all, 14 civilians have been killed by Syrian forces in six days of demonstrations for political freedom and an end to corruption, in a protest movement spreading across the Arab world since a popular uprising in Tunisia late last year.
"We urge Syria to listen to the voice of dialogue and of democracy," French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe told reporters.
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