Syrian flashpoint city mourns Friday deaths

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Thousands have taken to the streets of the flashpoint city of Homs to mourn several protesters reportedly killed by security forces on Friday, as opposition activists call for fresh strikes across the country.

The funeral procession was held a day after a government crackdown on nationwide demonstrations resulted in at least 11 deaths, most of which were in Homs, Ammar Qurabi, the head of the National Organisation for Human Rights, an opposition group, said.

More than one million demonstrators called for an end to the Baathist party's 40-year rule across the country on Friday, which protest organisers dedicated to showing support for the military besieged city of Homs.

Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports.

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