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Demonstrators in al-Suwayda city demand overthrowing Syrian regime

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Editing: Kaled Abdul-hamid |
Translation: Nouha Salti
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Publication date: 2020/06/13 09:49

Al-Suwayda - SMART

On Saturday, hundreds of people demonstrated in the Syrian government forces-controlled al-Suwayda city, Southern Syria, demanding to overthrow the Syrian regime.

On social media accounts, activists posted videos showing hundreds of demonstrators in a square, crying out and demanding to overthrow the Syrian regime. The demonstrators also demanded release of Raed al-Khatib, who was detained recently for participating in demonstrations.

The demonstrators cried out for the freedom and unity of the Syrian people, in addition to slogans, such as, “Freedom for detainees,” “In al-Suwayda the Syrian regime is overthrown,” and, “Live long Syrian and down with Bashar al-Assad.”

On June 10, 2020, unknown persons attacked people in the city of al-Suwayda after a demonstration against the Syrian government, injuring a civilian.  

Over the past few days, dozens of people demonstrated against the Syrian government, protesting against poor living conditions and the collapse of the Syrian pound exchange rate against the US dollar. During the demonstrations, people expressed solidarity with other Syrian governorates, including Idlib and Daraa.