Rec’d via email, edited slightly:
“Actually what you are getting from the news is much less than what is really happening; my friend who is from Latakia went there last week and his family told him the following;
2 fridays ago (beginning of April) men and women went to demonstrate during day time and walked through most of the city. at sunset, after they came to the main Square (Alshiekh Daher) to stay they put the women in the middle and the men surounded them. the scerity forces asked them to leave, ppl refused so they hit them with water cannons & ppl dispersed into the alleys. After while ppl gathered again and cleaned the place to camp.
security forces did the same only this time when ppl went into the alleys security started to kill them by snipers who were on building roofs. over 100 ppl were killed that day, the killers didn’t allow the ppl to take the dead bodies to prepare them and perform funeral services – they took them directly to the graveyards and threatened the ppl that there can be no funeral prayer and also no consolation (3aza’a).
Regarding Damascus university demonstration: there were also snipers that killed at least 1 male student his family name Saidi (I’m not sure if this is his name).
Also, next day when religion and law colleges started a demo army men fired with machine guns on from their cars and killed at least one woman 18 yrs old, first year in college.
ppl around me are who were deceived start to name things in its true name (criminal regime, murderers) … their awareness is increasing and most of those ppl are now awake and are out of their state of denial and now see the ugly face of these bunch of criminals who are ruling syria.