Syrian forces fire on Deraa protesters, witnesses say

May 26, 2011 22:42

AMMAN - Syrian security forces fired live rounds on Thursday at hundreds of protesters marching in a night demonstration in the southern city of Deraa to demand the removal of President Bashar Assad, two witnesses said.

Night demonstrations have been erupting daily in Deraa and other cities and towns across Syria to circumvent a heavy security presence that intensified in the past several weeks after street protests grew in numbers and tanks were deployed inside urban centers.

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