Syrian Forces Fire on Funeral in Damascus

By: AP
By: AP

BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say there's been more violence in Syria's capital Saturday, when a funeral procession turned into another mass protest against President Bashar Assad's regime.

An activist in Damascus says a crowd of about 15,000 turned out
for the funeral for three people killed by Security forces Friday.

The activist says government troops fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse the crowd, killing at least one person and wounding several others.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights adds that
security forces have been carrying out raids and making arrests in
the Damascus neighborhood.

The group says two other people were killed in Syria today, one
by sniper fire in Homs (hohms) and another in the north, who was
shot by security forces conducting raids.

The fresh violence erupted during a visit by an envoy from China.

Beijing joined Russia to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have condemned Assad's regime, backing an Arab League proposal to end the violence.


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