Syrian forces fire on protesters in east, one hurt

By REUTERS
May 28, 2011 23:37

 
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AMMAN - At least one man was injured when Syrian security forces opened fired to disperse a night-time demonstration on Saturday in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor, scene of growing protests against Baathist rule, a witness said.

"I was hearing the bullets and the protesters chanting 'the people want the overthrow of the regime' at the same time," the witness, a resident of the city, said by telephone.

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