Demonstrators across Syria decry poor living conditions, call for Assad to step down

IDLIB, AS-SUWAYDA, and DARAA, Syria – Reminiscent of scenes from the early days of the Syrian revolution, demonstrations have returned to the streets of Syria, even in areas controlled by the regime.

Cities across the country have witnessed demonstrations and protests over increasingly difficult living conditions due to the collapse of the Syrian Pound and resulting inflation. Angered by the government’s inability to stop the economic bleeding, people have taken to the streets.

In the city of Idlib, under the control of Turkish-backed opposition groups, demonstrators protested the Salvation Government and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, repeating slogans and demanding the government to find a quick solution to the high prices. Protesters also declared their solidarity with the demonstrations of the Syrian people in other regions, calling for the overthrow of the Syrian regime.

In the city of As-Suwayda, dozens of citizens demonstrated in front of a government building in protest against the deteriorating economic and living conditions in all Syrian regions and the high cost of basic goods.

Demonstrators in As-Suwayda also repeated slogans calling for the overthrow of the Syrian regime and the departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. They also demanded an end to the Russian and Iranian presence in the country Syria.

In the town of Tafas in the Daraa countryside, protesters also took to the street chanting similar slogans, also calling on the release of detainees from Syria’s prisons. Protesters raised signs expressing their rejection of the current regime, calling on Assad to step down, saying he does not care about the country or its people, only himself.