Protest erupts in Syria's Homs despite new law

AMMAN - Syrians took to the streets in large numbers again on Wednesday in the central city of Homs where activists say more than 20 pro-democracy protesters have been shot dead since Monday by soldiers and irregular forces.
Protesters chanted for "the downfall of the regime", in defiance of a heavy deployment of security forces and a warning by officials to stop all forms of demonstrations.