Demonstrators in Syria defied government guns as Friday saw protests break out all over the country.
In the city of Houleh crowds came under fire from Syrian security forces as they gathered following Friday prayers.
Unrest is also reported in the central city of Hama as well as Banias on the Mediterranean coast, Qamishly in the east and a number of suburbs around Damascus.
In Deera 16 people were shot dead according to activists.
In the city of Homs those opposed to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad carried banners that read ‘No to corruption, sectarianism, chaos and killings’.
They took to the streets in support of the people of Deraa who faced the wrath of Syrian tank fire that left 50 dead.
Syria’s exiled Muslim Brotherhood called on compatriots to join together to end the Baath Party’s 48 year rule.
Syrian protesters defy government guns as unrest spreads