Several demonstrations took place in the provinces of Aleppo, Idlib and Raqqa on Friday to reaffirm support for the Free Syrian Army’s efforts to fend off the Assad regime and Russia’s ongoing onslaught on the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria.
The demonstrators also reaffirmed the civilians’ right to life as they called for an end to attacks on civilian and medical facilities. They also reiterated the demands for the overthrow of the Assad regime as well as for freedom and dignity.
Local activists published photos from the town of Sarmada in northern rural Idlib showing dozens of people demonstrating to reaffirm the revolution will continue until its goals are achieved.
Dozens of people also marched in the streets of the towns of Afrin and Qabbasin in rural Aleppo. They called for the overthrow of the regime as they waved the flag of the Syrian revolution and held signs that read “there is no alternative to the overthrow of Assad.”
In Raqqa province, about 150 people gathered in the main public market in the town of Tabqa after Friday prayers, chanting slogans in support of the Syrian revolution. They also chanted against the Assad regime and the PYD militia as they demonstrated their solidarity with the people in Idlib province who have been subjected to relentless bombardment by the Assad regime and Russian forces. They also expressed support for the Free Syrian Army in its battle to fend off the forces of the Assad regime and its allies.
The demonstrations coincided with the fierce onslaught being launched by the Assad regime and Russia forces on Idlib province and the adjacent parts of Hama and Latakia provinces since late April. The bombing campaign has so far killed and injured thousands of civilians as well as forced hundreds of thousands out of their homes and caused massive destruction to the infrastructure, especially medical centers and schools. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)