Dara’a is once again regaining its leading role in opposing the Assad regime as it did during the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011. Anti-regime slogans have recently reappeared on walls of the Basic Education School in the village of Karak in eastern rural Dara’a.
Local activists said that the slogans reaffirmed that the Syrian revolution will continue until the overthrow of the regime.
Activists pointed out that the graffiti are being scrawled at night by a group calling themselves “The Popular Resistance.” The Assad regime’s security services are erasing the graffiti in the morning for fear of becoming a new norm.
Similar graffiti begun to appear on the walls in the town of Al-Muzayrib in rural Dara’a. The slogans are reminiscent of the early days of the revolution when anti-regime slogans become ubiquitous on the walls of schools in the province, such as “it’s your turn now Doctor,” and “the people want to overthrow the regime” and “we prefer death to humiliation.”
In 2011, the Assad regime’s security forces detained schoolchildren who were accused of scrawling anti-regime graffiti on the walls of a school in Dara’a city. The kids were tortured and their nails were removed, sparking peaceful mass demonstrations calling for the overthrow of the Assad regime. The incident was the spark that led to the revolution for freedom and dignity. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)