Four protesters killed in Syria including Damascus


Four people were reportedly killed by security forces during protests on Friday including one in Damascus according to Reuters .

For the second time this month more than half a million people participated in the city of Hama ( population about 700, 000) protests against the Syrian regime this Friday.

Pro-democracy activists have called for mass protests to voice opposition to a “national dialogue” conference proposed by President Bashar Assad and set for July 10.

The Facebook group, The Syrian Revolution 2011, which boasts about 230,000 followers and which has emerged as the organizing force behind the demonstrations that have been demanding “freedom” in Syria posted this poster on its website reading : No no Dialogue …what dialogue ..rivers of blood are flowing ..what dialogue … out cities are blockaded….the people want to bring down the regime”

An estimated 1,500 civilians have been killed , 15000, wounded , 15000 detained and missing and 20000 refugees since the protests, calling for Assad’s ouster, started in mid-March, according to human rights groups.