20,000 March In Syria, Ctd

Despite a high turnout of Syrians and preliminary signs of concession by the Assad government, today was an especially bloody day:

Security forces opened fire on hundreds of youths on the outskirts of Deraa on Wednesday, witnesses said, after nearly a week of protests in which seven civilians had already died. The main hospital in Deraa, near the Jordanian border, had received the bodies of at least 37 protesters killed on Wednesday, a hospital official said. That brings the number killed to at least 44 in a week of protests.

The Jerusalem Post is putting that figure at more than 100. The above video "shows protesters carrying their friend's bloodied bodies through the streets as gunshots can be heard in the background." Enduring America has several more clips of today's bloodshed. After the jump is graphic footage posted yesterday:

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