Syrian forces open fire on Deraa protesters

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Posted: Mar 28, 2011 7:57 AM
Syrian forces open fire on Deraa protesters

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian security forces opened fire on hundreds of demonstrators chanting against emergency laws in the southern city of Deraa on Monday, a witness said.

The demonstrators had converged on a main square in the city, chanting "We want dignity and freedom" and "No to emergency laws," the witness said.