At least 30 dead in Syria protests
Activists from the Syrian opposition on Friday said that at least 30 people were killed during the protests that swept the country. A resident of the village of Bosra Al Harir told Reuters "there was a big demonstration of some 1000 people, when security forces opened fire from their cars."
But Syrian state television said that "gunmen" opened fire on security forces in Bosra Al Harir, killing one of them as well as civilians.
Many demonstrations were held today in various parts of Syria. The Syrian opposition has called, via Facebook, to participate in what it called "Friday of the Clans."
Witnesses conveyed that thousands of demonstrators gathered in the center of Hama under heavy security measures. Also the cities of Hasaka and Qamishli in the eastern part of Syria have sen protests, without confrontations with security forces. The demonstrators called for the fall of the regime, chanting slogans of solidarity with the Jisr ash-Shoughur town and the southern city of Dara.
In Damascus, security forces broke up a crowd of demonstrators gathered in front of Hassan mosque in the city center.