100 hurt as police fire on thousands in Syria: Activist

More than 100 people were wounded as Syrian security forces fired live bullets and tear gas at thousands of demonstrators in the town of Daraa today, a human rights activist at the scene said.

Last Updated: Mar 20, 2011, 21:21 PM IST

Damascus: More than 100 people were wounded
as Syrian security forces fired live bullets and tear gas at
thousands of demonstrators in the town of Daraa today, a human
rights activist at the scene said.
"The security forces backed by police fired live rounds
at the demonstrators, numbering more than 10,000," the witness
told AFP by telephone. "They are also firing tear gas mixed
with toxic products."

He said tensions in Daraa, where rights groups said four
demonstrators were killed in clashes with security forces on
Friday, had turned the southern town into a "volcano."
The latest casualties were being evacuated to the town`s
Omari mosque, which has turned into a "field hospital," the
activist said, declining to be named.

PTI