Police, Security Forces Kill Peaceful Protesters in Syria

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On Sunday, police and security forces raided a western Syrian town and fired on protesters. One man was killed.

Saturday, there were reports that security forces fired at people who were paying their respects to protesters who had been killed. At least ten people were killed, and many police officers were injured.

Demonstrations have been going on for several weeks. Protesters are calling for the government to end the state of emergency and martial law and release political prisoners.

Human Rights Watch has recommended that the United Nations set up an inquiry into the incidents which have left many peaceful protesters dead. The U.N. Secretary-General, the president of the European Parliament, the Canadian government, and the U.S. President have condemned the violence in Syria.

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