So Much For Reform; Syrian Forces Open Fire on Protesters (With Updates)
It’s Friday, which means that it’s a day of protests, and the protesters are out in force in Syria, and Assad’s regime is equally up to the task of brutalizing the protesters using tear gas and live ammo to hammer home the point that despite claims that the regime lifted the 40+ year old emergency law, you do not have a right to protest government actions in Syria.
If you do, you might find yourself on the wrong end of a bullet.
CBS News is reporting 15 killed at the hands of Syrian security during today’s protests.
Witnesses say at least 15 Syrian protesters have been killed during clashes with security forces.
Security forces fired live bullets and tear gas Friday at tens of thousands of people shouting for freedom and democracy in several areas across the country.
Witnesses said they saw at least five corpses at the Hamdan hospital outside the capital. All suffered gunshot wounds.
In the southern province of Daraa, other witnesses said at least 10 people were killed when protesters marched in front of the mayor’s office. They said an 11-year-old boy was among the dead.
MSNBC is reported 27 killed and as many as 44 unconfirmed deaths in the latest crackdown by Assad’s regime.