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Dozens of people embark on sit-in in al-Suwayda city to protest deliberate fires  

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Editing: Malek Al Haddad |
Translation: Nouha Salti
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Publication date: 2020/05/24 09:41

Al-Suwayda - SMART

Dozens of people embarked on a sit-in to protest declined living conditions and deliberate fires in the Syrian government-controlled al-Suwayda governorate, Southern Syria.

A local source reported to SMART that dozens of people protested under the slogan, “You burned us and we want to live in dignity,” near the al-Suwayda city council’s building. The people protested against poor living conditions, high prices, and deliberate fires in farmlands of al-Suwayda.

The source added that the people demanded the Syrian government to take strict measures to improve living conditions, prevent fires that affect crops.

Earlier on Jan. 17, 2020, dozens of people protested against declined living conditions in the city of Shahba, 17 kilometers north of al-Suwayda.

People in Syria, especially in Syrian government-controlled areas, suffer from the high prices of basic needs, food, fuel, livestock, and heating devices, affected by the decline of the Syrian pound exchange rate against the United State dollar.