Syrian activists call for daily protests

At least 32 people were killed during a mass protest in Syria on Friday.

Last Updated: Apr 09, 2011, 16:15 PM IST

Beirut: Syrian activists have called for daily protests against the regime after at least 32 people were killed in the single bloodiest day of demonstrations in the country`s three-week uprising.

Most of the dead were reported in the restive southern city of Daraa, where burials were planned on Saturday.

Rights activists and witnesses say that on Friday, security forces opened fire on tens of thousands of protesters in Daraa, killing 25 people and wounding hundreds.

State-run TV offered a different account, saying 19 policemen and members of the security forces were killed when gunmen opened fire on them.

On Saturday, activists on social network sites called for daily protests. So far, demonstrations had largely been confined to Fridays.

Bureau Report