Syria protests escalate

Protests in Syria continue to escalate. Dozens of people have reportedly been killed in clashes between government security forces and anti-government demonstrators.

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Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says the situation on the ground is unclear but the UN regional office has verified 37 killings in the clashes.

“We have heard very worrying reports of killings of peaceful protestors on the streets and particularly the use of tear gas and live ammunition against protestors.” 

The anti-government demonstrations started on March 18, prompting a severe crackdown by the Syrian government.

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