Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Four Protesters Killed At Syrian Funeral - 18th Apr 2011

At least four protesters were killed and up to 50 injured when Syrian security forces opened fire on a funeral procession.

A further seven people were shot dead at a nearby demonstration when security forces fired on the crowds.

The shootings came as thousands of protesters took to the streets to mark Independence Day and to bolster the uprising against the country's authoritarian regime.

Witnesses said security forces fired at the hundreds of mourners who attended the funeral of 20-year-old soldier Mohammad Ali Radwan al Qoman as they chanted slogans calling for the overthrow of President Bashar al Assad.

The soldier is believed to have been tortured by security forces.

As the funeral procession snaked through Talbisseh, near the central town of Homs, protesters waved flags and shouted "Freedom, freedom Syria" and "Bashar get out!" Read More