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People demonstrate against Syrian government in Tafas city, Daraa

Editing: Kaled Abdul-hamid |
Translation: Glory Jabr
Publication date: 2020/06/18 06:46

Daraa - SMART

On Wednesday, dozens of people demonstrated in the city of Tafas in the Syrian government-controlled Daraa governorate, Southern Syria.

Local sources and activists reported to SMART that dozens of people demonstrated in the city of Tafas, demanding the overthrow of the Syrian regime, the release of detainees, and the expulsion of Iranian militias from the area.

The demonstrators raised banners reading, "We want the detainees first," "The plain (Daraa) and the mountain (al-Suwayda) are brothers, and it is a story of dignity, freedom, and a bloodshed," and "Leave, we want to live." The demonstrators chanted, "People of Daraa do not kneel even if they bring in the tank and the artillery," and "No for sectarianism."

On June 7, 2020, dozens of people demonstrated in the Syrian government-controlled city of Tafas, 13 kilometers west of Daraa, Southern Syria, against the Syrian government forces and in solidarity with the demonstrators in the city of al-Suwayda.

Over the past few days, dozens of people in the governorates of al-Suwayda and Idlib demonstrated against the Syrian government, protesting against poor living conditions and the collapse of the Syrian pound exchange rate against the US dollar. 

People in Syrian government-controlled areas suffer from several crises, including the absence of medicine and water, high food prices, increased hours of rationing electricity, in addition to the lack of household gas and fuel, as a result of repeated economic sanctions imposed on the Syrian government by the United States and the European Union.