Nationwide Demonstrations Calling for Downfall of Assad Regime
Demonstrations were held in many towns and villages across Syria on Friday to call for freedom and the toppling of the Assad regime as well as to denounce the latest remarks by the UN envoy to Syria, Staffan De Mistura.
Demonstrators held placards confirming the revolution would continue until their demands for freedom and dignity are met. Demonstrators also called for the overthrow of the Assad regime, which they described as responsible for the majority of crimes being committed in Syria.
Demonstrators chanted slogans condemning the latest remarks made by the UN envoy to Syria, Staffan De Mistura who they described as becoming a mouthpiece for the Assad regime and its Russian ally.
Demonstrators called on the UN envoy to implement international resolutions to hold war criminals accountable after a report by the UN Commission of Inquiry confirmed the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people.
Demonstrators in Idlib and its countryside renewed condemnation of the massacre that took place in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rural Idlib on April 4. UN investigators confirmed that Assad was responsible for the chemical attack on the rebel-held town.
Moreover, protestors called for handing over the service facilities in Idlib city to a civilian administration.
In Daraa’ province, demonstrators called for the release of detainees from the prisons of the Assad regime as they announced total rejection of the truces and so-called reconciliation agreements that the Assad regime is trying to impose on the rebel-held areas through Russian mediation. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)