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Syrian security forces kill 32, witnesses say

BEIRUT — Syrian security forces killed at least 32 protesters Friday as hundreds of thousands flooded the streets nationwide in the largest anti-government demonstrations since the uprising began more than four months ago, witnesses and activists said. The death toll included 23 in the capital Damascus, the most reported in a single day there. In a significant show of the uprising’s strength, thousands of protesters turned out in Damascus — the seat of the regime’s power — which has been relatively quiet so far. The crowds also took to the streets in areas where the government crackdown has been most intense, a sign that President Bashar Assad’s forces cannot smother the…