BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Syrian troops have fired on mourners taking part in a massive funeral procession in the capital.
They say several people were wounded by gunfire in the Damascus neighborhood of Mazzeh. Tear gas was also fired on the Saturday procession mourning three people killed by security forces following protests in the area a day earlier.
An eyewitness who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals said the procession numbered around 15,000.
That would make it among the largest anti-government gatherings to have taken place in regime-controlled central Damascus during the 11-month uprising against President Bashar Assad.
The witness and the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said several were wounded.