Thousands march in Damascus suburb, defy crackdown

AMMAN - Thousands marched in a Damascus suburb on Monday and demanded "regime overthrow", in the biggest protest in the Syrian capital's outskirts since a security crackdown three weeks ago, a witness said.
The demonstrators marched at night in the suburb of Saqba at the funeral of Ahmad Ataya, a 26-year-old protester who died of wounds sustained when security forces fired at pro-democracy protesters in Damascus last month.
The witness said the demonstration was held at night to avoid tough security measures taken during the day.
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