December 5, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- At the South African Embassy in Washington, mourners left bouquets of roses in front of a statue of Nelson Mandela that was unveiled in honor of the revered civil rights champion just three months ago. Although the statue was shielded by a chain-link fence because of construction in front of the embassy, part of the cordon was opened to allow visitors to place bouquets and candles in memory of Mandela after word of his death Thursday...
April 23, 2011 |
Syrian security forces opened fire Saturday on thousands of angry mourners pouring into the streets in politically charged funeral marches for some of the scores of people shot dead at nationwide mass demonstrations a day earlier, according to witnesses and amateur video footage posted online. At least 107 people were killed in Friday's violence, according to a list of names compiled by a human rights activist. Mourners appeared somber but defiant, chanting, "The people want the overthrow of the regime" as they marched down narrow streets holding coffins aloft, some raising clenched fists, as shown on video footage uploaded to the Internet.
April 24, 2011 |
Syrian security forces opened fire Saturday on protesters mourning the scores of demonstrators killed a day earlier in a deadly repeat of violence against an increasingly bold antigovernment movement. "Stop! Stop!" a voice from a mosque loudspeaker is heard calling out in a video on the Internet as security forces in a white pickup spray gunfire on mourners in the Damascus suburb of Barze. Witnesses reported that 12 people died in Saturday's violence. A compilation of names of the dead by human rights activists showed that at least 107 people were killed Friday in the suburbs of Damascus and smaller cities and towns around the country as forces loyal to the regime of President Bashar Assad attempted to crush a democracy movement inspired by revolutions and uprisings sweeping the Arab world.
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March 4, 2012 |
As hundreds of mourners gathered at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday, Joanna Ramos' grieving mother fought back tears and said she would always remember her 10-year-old daughter as a "good and happy little girl who dreamed of being a singer and a star. " "What happened to Joanna could happen to anybody," Cecilia Villanueva, 41, said before the service. "Parents need to be careful and try to watch over their children, even when they are at school with friends. " Relatives, friends and strangers assembled at the cemetery's chapel for a funeral service to honor the fifth-grader, who died after a fight with a classmate near their elementary school in Long Beach.
June 12, 1989 |
Two Iranians died and thousands fainted as huge crowds flocked to the grave of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Sunday for a memorial service marking a week since his death. Iran's most powerful leaders were among the more than 1 million mourners at Behesht-e Zahra cemetery, 10 miles south of Tehran, according to Iranian press reports monitored in Nicosia. "Soon this site will become a shrine to attract the Muslims of the world," said Parliament Speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani, who broke into tears during his speech.
April 21, 1989 |
Mourners rioted Thursday at the funeral of a boy killed during protests against government price increases, and one man died when authorities opened fire, residents said. Another report said a policeman also was slain. Mourners pelted police with stones and burned several buildings, including the house of a local official accused by Mazar residents of killing the boy, witnesses said. Violent demonstrations were reported Thursday in several other villages in southern Jordan.