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Syrians mourn victims killed in anti-govt protests

Syrians mourn victims killed in anti-govt protests

Mourners chanting "No more fear!" have marched through a Syrian city where anti-government protesters had deadly confrontations with security forces in recent days.
An Associated Press reporter in Deraa says riot police armed with batons chased the crowd off Monday without incident.
But recent violence in Deraa is signaling that unrest in yet another Arab country is taking root.
Rights activists say security troops fired at protesters in Deraa on Friday and killed five people. Over the next two days, security forces sealed off the area as enraged protesters set fire to several government buildings.
Monday's gathering was meant to mourn those who died.
The violence is fast becoming a major challenge for President Bashar Assad.


Updated : 2021-06-17 04:20 GMT+08:00