TODAY'S PAPER
68° Good Morning
68° Good Morning
NewsWorld

Syrians march after deadly gov't crackdown

DARAA, Syria -- Syrians chanting "No more fear!" held a defiant march Monday after a deadly government crackdown failed to quash three days of mass protests in a southern city -- an extraordinary outpouring in a country that is known for brutally suppressing dissent.

Riot police armed with clubs chased the small group away without casualties, but traces of earlier, larger demonstrations were everywhere: burned-out and looted government buildings, a dozen torched vehicles, an office of the ruling Baath Party with its windows knocked out.

Protesters also burned an office of the telecommunications company Syriatel, which is owned in part by the president's cousin.

-- AP

Comments

We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

News Photos and Videos