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4 hours 27 min ago - Syria
A protest broke out at a mosque in the Damascus district of Kafarsouseh after the Morning Prayer. An eyewitness just spoke to Al Jazeera, saying:
"Security forces and shabiha thugs arrived at the mosque, first using sound bombs and teargas to stop the protest. Protesters threw teargas canisters back at them and also used some rocks. Security forces responded with live ammunition, and 8 protesters were injured. One man was severely wounded after being shot in the chest.
"The Red Crescent arrived at the scene, but protesters refused to hand over the injured in fear that the Red Crescent would be forced to hand over the wounded to the security forces.
"Protesters were pushed back into the mosque, and the imam, Ousama Rifai, went out to negotiate with the security forces to let them leave. Rifai was then arrested, as well as many others who left the mosque when security forces said they were free to leave in groups of 10.
"There has now been a call for protesters to head towards Abaseen Square."