Mass demonstrations took place in the southern city of Daraa, Syria, on March 24th to commemorate the victims of a government attack on a mosque in Daraa where protestors had sought refuge. Approximately 20,000 people took to the streets for the funerals of the victims, a protest that soon became violent as security forces cracked down. The Syrian government has pledged to enact reforms in response to the demonstrations.
Syria death toll rises as protests intensify
(Euronews: 1145 PST, March 24, 2011) This raw, amatuer footage from Syria appears to show clashes between security forces and young protestors in Daraa. Reports claim that as many as 100 people have died.
Haitham Maleh and Iyas Maleh on Growing Protest Movement in Syria
(Democracy Now!: 0900 PST, March 24, 2011) Syrian human rights activists Haitham and Iyas Maleh speak to Democracy Now! about recent events in Syria from Brussels.