Syrian forces open fire on Deraa protesters

by Reuters
Monday, 28 March 2011 11:53 GMT

DAMASCUS, March 28 (Reuters) - Syrian security foces opened fire on hundreds of demonstrators chanting against emergency laws in the southern city of Deraa on Monday, a witness said.

The demonstrators had converged on a main square in the city, chanting "We want dignity and freedom" and "No to emergency laws", the witness said.

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