|Published:||Apr 23, 2011 8:13 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 23, 2011 5:13 PM EDT|
BEIRUT (AP) - A human rights group says the death toll from two days of violence in Syria has reached 120.
Syrian security forces fired live bullets and tear gas Friday and Saturday as tens of thousands of people gathered across the country to protest the country's authoritarian regime.
Ammar Qurabi is the head of Syria's National Organization for Human Rights. He said 112 people were killed Friday and at least eight on Saturday.
More than 300 people have been killed in the past five weeks.
The violence prompted two Syrian lawmakers to resign in disgust over the killings. The lawmakers are from Daraa, a southern region that unleashed the protest movement in mid-March.
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