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Syrian Security Forces Fire On Demonstrators


Syrian soldiers patrol the port city of Latakia on March 27.

Syrian soldiers patrol the port city of Latakia on March 27.

Witnesses in the southern Syrian city of Daraa say that security forces are firing tear gas and live bullets on demonstrators, news agencies say.

The witnesses say several thousand people were protesting, some of them chanting "We want dignity and freedom" and "No to emergency laws."

Security forces moved in firing tear gas then, according to witnesses, live rounds.

For more than a week there have been demonstrations in Daraa and scores of people have been killed.

compiled from agency reports
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