Syria’s government has approved an end to decades-old emergency laws – meeting a key demand of anti-government protesters. But authorities also are warning against any further demonstrations. Syrian security forces earlier fired on protesters in the city of Homs for the second night in a row.
Witnesses say Syrian security forces fired automatic rifles and tear gas to disperse crowds of protesters overnight in the New Clock Square of Homs, Syria’s third-largest city. A number of protesters were killed or wounded. A Facebook support group showed video of at least one body being carried from the scene.