Syria's Deadly Protests Caught on Tape

Activists use cell phone cameras to document government's violent crackdown.
3:00 | 12/27/11

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And another violent crackdown in the tinderbox nation of Syria in the last 24 hours more than forty people killed. Most in the city of poems which is being called the capital of the revolution. Today the streets were filled with tens of thousands of protesters. Calling for the -- -- of president Bashar Al Assad. As outside observers from other Arab countries are now in the streets monitoring the situation activists armed with video cameras. Are trying to send their firsthand messages out to the world and here's ABC's Kelly -- BA. The videos taken by ordinary citizens at great risk. Show government tanks blood on the streets Syrians mourning their death. Activists say their food the Syrian government is killing it's own people in spite of its denials. When protesters flooded the rebel town homes today a camera captured. Another -- this look who's begging for help from Arab League monitors as gunfire broke out. There are thousands of clips on YouTube an entire channels devoted to the Syrian uprising and all other -- that is this. The simple act of holding up a cell phone in taking video in Syria this is quite risky. It -- -- dot com -- cities like you know you awkwardly in every backed Iranian doctors. But they're getting smarter using fake names and smuggled phones that can't be traced. And they're holding up signs of the date and place a new sites can verify the video. And make sure the rest of the world knows what's happening in their country. Kelly -- yeah ABC news learned.

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