#HoulaMassacre reports: 90 civilians (at least 32 children) killed by Syrian forces, celebs and watchdogs spread word on Twitter
#HoulaMassacre is a top story on Twitter. Please continue to tweet the hashtag. The longer it's up there, the more awareness that's raised!
— Syria Campaigns (@SyriaCampaigns) May 27, 2012
#HoulaMassacre is a top story on Twitter.Please continue to tweet the hashtag. The longer it's up there, the more awareness that's raised!”
— fayafy (@fayafy5) May 27, 2012
— Adel Omar (@eye_group) May 27, 2012
The world is reacting with shock and revulsion to news of a horrifying massacre in Houla, Syria, and social media activists are using Twitter to shread the word.
— The Revolting Syrian (@YallaIr7al) May 27, 2012
— Nora Basha (@Nora0315) May 25, 2012
— Department of State (@StateDept) May 27, 2012
— William Hague (@WilliamJHague) May 26, 2012
— Andy Carvin (@acarvin) May 26, 2012
— UNICEF (@UNICEF) May 26, 2012
— SaloumehZ (@SaloumehZ) May 27, 2012
— فهد العازمي (@2009Fh) May 27, 2012
Video footage below. (Warning: very graphic.)
U.S. celebrities are calling attention to the news:
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 27, 2012
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) May 26, 2012
WaPo has details:
Syrian forces killed dozens of civilians in a village in central Syria, opposition groups and witnesses said Saturday, amid growing questions about the effectiveness of a U.N. monitoring mission that is supposed to be observing a cease-fire. U.N. officials said that at least 32 children were among the dead.
More than 90 people were killed and many more wounded when Syrian troops loyal to the government of President Bashar al-Assad shelled the village of Taldo in the Houla area northwest of Homs for several hours late Friday, according to the opposition groups and witnesses.