Syrian government forces students and employees to participate in pro-government march in al-Suwayda
Al-Suwayda - SMART
The Syrian government forced employees and school students to participate in a pro-government march in the governorate square in the Syrian government-controlled city of al-Suwayda, Southern Syria.
Local sources and activists reported to SMART that the student council's head in the governorate threatened students in schools to dismiss them if they do not join the march. Dozens of employees and students gathered in front of the governorate building for one hour, chanting slogans in support of the Syrian government.
The sources stated that the Syrian government is seeking to provoke a conflict between the demonstrators in the revolutionary movement that has been going on for three days with students and employees.
On June 9, 2020, dozens of people demonstrated in the city of Shahba, 17 kilometers north of al-Suwayda, Southern Syria, demanding the overthrow of the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad.
Earlier today, the Syrian government forces arrested one of the activists participating in the demonstrations in the city of al-Suwayda, where dozens of people demonstrated for the third consecutive day. The demonstrators demanded the overthrow the Syrian regime, and protested poor living conditions and the collapse of the Syrian pound.