Saturday's funeral in Mezzeh in Damascus, before it was attacked by security forces (see bottom of entry)
At least one person was slain and four wounded on Saturday at a funeral in Mezzah for an earlier victim of the violence.
Mohammed Shami, a spokesperson for activists in Damascus Province, said most shops were shut in Mezzeh as well as in the Barzeh, Qaboun, Kafarsouseh, and Jobar districts. Student demonstrations had been expected but security forces were stationed around schools.
Activist Abu Huzaifa said police forced the family of Samer al-Khatib, 34, who died after being shot in neck on Saturday, to bury him in a small ceremony early in the day. Footage of the procession:
State television showed live interviews from Mezzeh with people who claimed life was proceeding normally.