People demonstrate against Autonomous Administration in al-Hawaij village, west of Deir al-Zor
Deir al-Zor - SMART
On Tuesday, dozens of people demonstrated against the Kurdish Autonomous Administration in the village of al-Hawaij, west of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.
Local sources reported to SMART that the demonstrators condemned the administrative and financial corruption of the Autonomous Administration's institutions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The sources added that they demanded the punishment for those responsible for stealing the financial aid provided.
The sources added that the demonstrators gathered in front of the Autonomous Administration's building in the village, demanding the dismissal of the corrupted employees inside and punishing them. The sources noted that the area suffers from a lack of all services.
On June 24, 2020, dozens of residents demonstrated in the town of Abu Hamam (75 kilometers east of Deir al-Zor) against the SDF, demanding better services, such as education, and to fighting corruption in the Autonomous Administration's official departments.
On June 8, 2020, people demonstrated in the villages of al-Azba, al-Sabiha, al-Suwaidan, al-Jazeera, and Jdeidah, protesting poor living conditions and administrative corruption in the local councils of the Autonomous Administration.
Several demonstrations rose in the SDF-controlled areas in Deir al-Zor to demand the improvement of health and education services. The demonstrators also demanded the SDF to allow them to refine oil amidst the lack of job opportunities in the region.