Syrians took to the streets in thousands on Friday (May 4th) to call for regime change while Syrian security forces killed at least 14 civilians, AFP reported.
One person was killed in Syrian capital's Tadamon district as government forces used gunfire to disperse demonstrators, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Troops also opened fire on demonstrators in other cities. A couple and their child were killed by gunfire in Aleppo, where government forces conducted a raid on Thursday in which four university students died.
Maj. Gen. Robert Mood, head of the United Nations monitoring mission in Syria, issued an appeal late Thursday for President Bashar al-Assad to make the first move to end the violence.
"The strongest party needs to make the first move," Mood said.