Syria: Death toll rises to 13 as mourners bury their dead


At least 13 mourners were shot dead on Saturday as Syrians swarmed the streets to bury scores of demonstrators killed in massive protests

In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the AP, a Syrian anti-government protester holds up a bloodied hand during a funeral procession for slain activists in Izraa, Syria, Saturday, April 23, 2011.

Syrian Revolution 2011 reported that the death toll from Good Friday’s nationwide protests could top 100, pending confirmation of a list of names.

Two independent Syrian MPs resigned over the Good Friday Massacre

Syrian MP Nasser al-Hariri of Daraa announced his resignation from his post to al-Jazeera: “Since I cannot protect the sons of my city, I announce my resignation from parliament,” he said

Another Syrian MP Khalil al-Rifai also announced his resignation to al-Jazeera in protest over the massacre on Good Friday in Syria.

BBC quoted on Saturday an eye witness as saying that more than 40,000 mourners attended the funeral procession of Ammar Mahmoud and Walid Khoulani in Daraa in Syria.

He added that many people sustained injuries during the procession resulting from the use of gas bombs.

All shops are closed in Daraa, the eye witness also said.

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