04.04.2011 29.Adar ll, 5771
Residents say the eight protesters where killed by Syrian security forces, and not by 'armed gangs,' as officials reported; shops in Damascus suburb of Douma close in sign of mourning.
Thousands of Syrians chanted freedom slogans on Sunday at a mass funeral for eight protesters killed by security forces in the Damascus suburb of Douma, a witness said, in another sign of defiance against Baathist rule.
"Freedom, freedom, freedom. One, one, one. The Syrian people are one," the crowd chanted as they carried the eight bodies draped in Syrian flags, according to the witness at the funeral….