On Monday, the thirty-seventh consecutive day of the Suwayda Uprising, hundreds of protesters from various regions of Suwayda province gathered at Karama Square. They aimed to emphasize popular demands for political change.
During the demonstration, female protestors transformed popular songs into political and revolutionary anthems. Among their chants was a song critiquing Assad’s hereditary rule, with the lyrics: “You inherited the rule, oh God, oh God… You and your brother stole us.”
Prominent banners raised by the demonstrators included messages such as: “Down with the rule of the tyrant, Syria needs freedom,” “One, one, the Syrian people are one,” and “Freedom for the detainees.”
A few days ago, the residents of the town of Qanawat in Suwayda countryside replaced photographs of Hafez al-Assad, which had been in place since 1996, with two new images at the town’s entrance. The first image featured the leader of the Great Syrian Revolution, Sultan Pasha al-Atrash, and the second depicted a dove of peace.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)