Dissent against the Assad regime forces and its security agencies has spread from the province of Dara’a to the city of Damascus where unknown persons defaced a portrait of Bashar al-Assad in the district of Qudsaya west of the capital.
Local activists said that the portrait of Bashar al-Assad was hung on the façade of the consumer complex near a security center in the public square in central Qudsaya.
Activists told Smart News Network that unidentified persons had scrawled anti-regime graffiti on the walls of the municipality building in Qudsaya, the main bakery, and the street leading to the juvenile detention center in the district. On the same day, ant-regime graffiti calling for the departure of Bashar al-Assad and demanding freedom were scrawled on the walls in Dara’a.
The behavior of the Assad regime’s forces and security services in Dara’a is causing growing dissent as residents of the province on Tuesday declared civil disobedience in protest to the regime’s forced recruitment of people in the province.
The Syrian Coalition earlier said that the Assad regime’s repressive actions against the people of Dara’a rise are more than enough to spark off a new uprising against its rule.
In October 2016, the Assad regime retook control of the districts of Qudsaya and al-Hama near Damascus after it forced out thousands of civilians and hundreds of FSA fighters and their families to northern Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)