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SYRIA: Mourners coming under fire by President Bashar Assad's gunmen [Video] [UPDATED]


More amateur video footage has emerged from Saturday's violence in the Damascus suburb of Barze and posted to the Internet. In the clip above, what appears to be gunmen are seen mounted on top of a moving white pick up truck pointing fire in random directions while the sounds of heavy gunfire ring out in the background. The voice talking in what seems to be loudspeakers from a nearby mosque is asking the security to stop shooting, but the gunfire continues.


A day after security forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad shot dead scores of protesters, mourners for the people killed in Friday's bloody demonstrations were shot at by security forces during politically charged mass funeral marches on Saturday, according to fresh amateur video footage posted to the Internet.

The video above is said to show mourners coming under fire by security forces at a funeral procession in the Damascus suburb of Barze. The clip shows a crowd running and ducking for cover as gunfire rings out around them.


Above, another dramatic clip said to have been filmed during a funeral procession in Barze on Saturday shows scenes of chaos and tumult as people run down a street and try to take cover in what looks like a building entrance amid deafening sounds of a barrage of gunshots.

-- Los Angeles Times

Video credit: YouTube

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If the Syrian Government does not put a damper on these demonstrations in the next few weeks, their days are numbered. I guess they also figured this out, because they are now deploying their secret police and the full might of their military to crush all dissent.

These killings are commonly held in Syria what is doing The U.N.? these killings must be stopped and the the Syrian government must apologize for these killings and leave their posts immediately otherwise the U.N. send their coalition forces to the Syria and take necessary action against that cruel government.

Are you kidding me. 50 Years of emergency law, detentions for any reason and unspecified amount of times, people not allowed to come back to Syria, lack of freedom and transparency, and wide spread corruption and nepotism, and you call the people who are marching for a change the destroyers of Syria !!!!
Then top it off with massacres being committed starting with Hama, Tadmor, and now attacking the defenseless demonstrators with live ammunitions. In my opinion the patience of the Syrians with the Ba'ath regime has been long and graceful, and the protest are the logical outcome of what Syrians have endured for the last 40 years.

In my opinion, Syrian protests are a disgrace to the whole country. People of Syria are destroying their own country without any good reason. I hope they grow up soon!



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