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May 6, 2011 8:37 am

Chaos In Syria Spreads, Forces Fire on Protesters

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Protests in Syria. Photo: Syriana.

JPost – Protests broke out across Syria on Friday, with thousands calling for freedom in the Kurdish east and dozens briefly marching in Damascus to demand the ousting ofPresident Bashar al-Assad, activists and witnesses said.

But the army, which stormed the southern city of Deraa last month to crush resistance in the cradle of the seven-week uprising, deployed tanks in the central city of Homs andsecurity forces quickly dispersed the Damascus protest.

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