Peaceful protests in As-Suwayda and Daraa continue into second week

AS-SUWAYDA and DRUCO, Syria — As the economic and governance situation in Syria continue to worsen, peaceful protests persist in country’s south, most notably in As-Suwayda and Druco (Daraa), enter a second week.

As they have progressed, the rhetoric of the demonstrations has become increasingly political, calling for the ousting of the Syrian regime and the departure of Bashar al-Assad, in addition to the full implementation of UNSC Resolution No. 2254.

In a show of solidarity with the Syrian people’s legitimate aspirations, international reactions have poured in to support their cause.

Brigitte Curmi, the French Special Envoy to Syria, voiced France’s support for the renewed popular protests in Syria, emphasizing, “We have witnessed an increase in demonstrations throughout Syria today. We stand alongside the Syrian people in their unwavering quest for a life of dignity.”

British Envoy to Syria Anna Snow applauded the resilience of the Syrian population. “Watching protests in Syria, it’s clear that Syrians will never give up and I applaud their bravery,” she stated. “Everyone should have the right to live in dignity.”

German Envoy to Syria Stefan Schneck commended the courage of the people of As-Suwayda and Druco in their pursuit of justice and freedom. He pledged his support for those advocating for peaceful dialogue, the release of detainees, and the realization of their legitimate aspirations.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US delegate to the UN Security Council, previously commented on the ongoing protests in southern Syria, stating that As-Suwayda and Druco are bearing witness to peaceful demonstrations, calling for meaningful political transformations and strict adherence to UN Resolution No. 2254.