More deaths on Syria’s ‘day of defiance’

by Al Jazeera

Syrians who took to the streets Friday after prayers knew they were defying threats from their president. But they poured out anyway, tens of thousands of them, calling for his ouster a day after he lifted a set of despised emergency laws. And in towns and cities across the country, President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces answered with guns.By late Friday, 81 people were confirmed dead in at least 10 towns and cities, said Wissam Tarif, director of a Syrian human rights group. It was the biggest single-day death toll in Syria’s six-week-old uprising,

Activists claim that up to 30 people have been killed in Syria where thousands have taken to the streets for another day of anti-government rallies, dubbed a “day of defiance”.