AS-SUWAYDA, Syria — Daily protests against the Syrian Regime in As-Suwayda continue as citizens express their concerns over the challenging living conditions prevailing in the country. Demonstrators have been calling for various changes, including the departure of head of the Syrian regime Bashar al-Assad.
The protests have unfolded in the As-Suwayda Governorate, located in southern Syria and predominantly inhabited by Druze. This region, under the control of the Syrian regime, has experienced disruptions in transportation, government activities, and markets within the city and surrounding areas.
Over the past several days, local media outlets in As-Suwayda have extensively covered the peaceful gatherings, which have drawn hundreds of participants. The protesters stood united in their call for multiple reforms, including tackling corruption and a shift towards a more decentralized system. These demands come amidst a worsening economic decline within Syria and the perceived lack of attention from the Syrian regime and its institutions toward the populace’s hardships.
The peaceful demonstrations have gained momentum, receiving additional support from sheikhs and influential figures within the Druze community. Their solidarity with the protesters has been instrumental in bolstering the movement. Concurrently, they’ve issued warnings against potential saboteurs aiming to disrupt the protests.