- By Robert ZeligerRobert Zeliger is News Editor of Foreign Policy.
In what has become a weekly ritual, protesters squared off against security forces in cities throughout Syria today, demanding the ouster of Bashar Assad. The BBC is reporting that demonstrators were fired on with tear gas and bullets after Friday prayers. At least 15 people were killed, according to Al Jazeera, including several worshipers who came under fire while leaving a mosque.
Below are several videos from today — warning some of the footage is extremely graphic.
This video shows a large crowd reportedly in Damascus today:
The pre-Baath party Syrian flag at a protest today:
You can hear what sounds like gunfire in this video:
Very graphic video of a protester reportedly killed in Kisweh today: