Syria opposition march comes under fire near president’s palace

Thousands of mourners risk taking part in the funeral procession in Damascus, which is still mostly loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad. One death is reported.

Thousands of mourners braved a snowstorm and heavy security presence to march Saturday through a strategic Damascus neighborhood, turning a funeral procession into a bold opposition statement in a Syrian capital that has remained largely loyal to President Bashar Assad.

from By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times


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