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Aleppo-based activist Mohammad Saeed said one of the protesters later died of his wounds, raising the number of those killed in the city’s Boustan al-Qasr district to two.

He said more than 10,000 people were protesting in the city.

“The regime is desperately trying to put down the protests in Aleppo but all this violence will backfire,” he said.

“Down, down, down. Down with Bashar Assad,” the protesters shouted as they marched in the Salaheddine district.

Amateur videos posted online by activists showed several wounded people, including a teenage girl, being carried away by other protesters.