May 26, 2011 / 7:38 PM / 8 years ago

UPDATE 1-Syrian forces fire on Deraa protesters-witnesses

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AMMAN, May 26 (Reuters) - Syrian security forces fired live rounds on Thursday at hundreds of protesters marching in a night demonstration in the southern city of Deraa to demand the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, two witnesses said.

Night demonstrations have been erupting daily in Deraa and other cities and towns across Syria to circumvent a heavy security presence that intensified in the past several weeks after street protests grew in numbers and tanks were deployed inside urban centres.

Reporting by Suleimen al-Khalidi; editing by Angus MacSwan

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