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Published on Aug 2, 2011
DemocracyNow.org - The government crackdown on protesters in Syria has reached a new level of violence just as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has begun. At least six people were killed earlier today, pushing the toll to at least 150 over the last two days. An attack on the central city of Hama began Sunday when more than 100 people were killed by government forces, and continued into Monday with another 24 dead across the country. Syria has banned most foreign journalists, making it hard to verify exactly what is happening there. Democracy Now! interviews human rights activist and attorney Razan Zaitouneh who provides an update of the violent government crackdown on pro-democracy protest movement across the country. "We want the whole world to know what is going on," Zaitouneh says. "We all know the truth, that the only terrorist group in the country is this regime, who has been killing its own people for more than four months, who has been arresting dozens of thousands of people only because they want their freedom."