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Opposition activist Mousab al-Hamadee was among the demonstrators testing the limits of the ceasefire today in Hama, Syria. Al-Hamadee tells host Marco Werman that security forces started firing on the protesters as they converged at Hama's Assi Square.

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He says two demonstrators were killed and dozens were wounded.

"When we found that our friends are falling on the ground in front of our eyes we withdrew to other places," al-Hamadee adds.

He says the United Nations-backed ceasefire has not brought calm, but "the number of killings this Friday is less than killings in other Fridays."

Al-Hamadee has no confidence in a plan to redeploy UN observers to Syria. He says Syrians have had "bad experiences" with Arab monitors who came earlier this year.

"We don't want monitors to come and watch us while we are dying," he adds.

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