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People demonstrate against Syrian government demanding release of detainees in Daraa

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Editing: Kaled Abdul-hamid |
Translation: Glory Jabr
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Publication date: 2020/07/02 08:21

Daraa - SMART

On Wednesday night, dozens of people demonstrated against the Syrian government, demanding the release of detainees in the Syrian government-controlled city of Daraa, Southern Syria.

Local sources and activists reported to SMART that dozens gathered in the Omari Mosque square after activists's calls a few days ago to demand the release of detainees and the overthrow of the Syrian regime.

The sources added that the demonstrators raised banners reading, "We demand the release of detainees," and other banners calling for the expulsion of Iranian militias from the area. The demonstrators chanted slogans demanding the overthrow of the Syrian regime.

Earlier, a number of activists and people organized a protest to demand the release of detainees and the overthrow of the Syrian regime in the city of Daraa, Southern Syria.

On June 18, 2020, dozens of people demonstrated against the Syrian government in the Syrian government-controlled town of al-Karak al-Sharqi, 24 kilometers east of Daraa, Southern Syria.

 

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.

In July 2018, the Syrian government forces gained total control of the Daraa governorate after concluding reconciliation agreements with FSA factions under a Russian sponsorship. The agreements included a ceasefire, handing over the FSA weapons, and allowing people who refuse to reconcile to head for Northern Syria. The agreement guaranteed that the Syrian government forces would not prosecute those who wish to stay in Daraa.