Demonstrations against the deteriorating economic conditions renewed in the regime-held province of Swaida on Thursday, with hundreds of people taking to the streets of Swaida city and the town of Shahba.
Local activists said that hundreds of protestors gathered outside the governorate building before marching towards the Seir Square in central Swaida to protest against “government corruption” and the deteriorating economic and living conditions, especially following the record decline of the value of the Syrian pound against the US dollar.
The demonstrators held signs denouncing the rampant corruption and chanted “thieves,” “regime media are liars,” and “we want to live.”
Dozens of people also marched through the streets of the town of Shahaba on Thursday, chanting slogans to urge the rest of the townsmen to join the protests. They also held signs that read “revolution against hunger,” “you are choking us,” “no more fear, everything is now exposed,” and “those who don’t join us do not have dignity.”
Online activists on Wednesday called for protests in Swaida against the growing economic crisis which was caused by the dreadful policies of the Assad regime.
Syrians across Syria, especially those living in the regime-held areas, complain of the high prices of basic commodities as a result of the downwards spiral of the Syrian pound against the US dollar. The economic meltdown came as a direct result of the erroneous monetary policies of the Assad regime government and its insistence on depleting the country’s resources in its war to crush the Syrian revolution. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)