The people of Suwayda province resumed anti-regime protests, with dozens gathering in Al-Sir Al-Karama Square in the city center on Monday.
Suwayda 24 news website reported that the protesters held banners reading political and economic slogans, some of which demanded the implementation of Security Council Resolution 2254, which provides for a political transition in the country.
Some of the banners read “yes to a free, unified, and independent Syria,” “we demand the implementation of UN Resolution 2254,” and “if people get hungry, they will hold their rulers accountable.”
The popular protests had spread to the countryside of Suwayda, with protestors denouncing the deteriorating living conditions and the failure of the regime to provide basic services. Demonstrators called on Syrians for a general strike to participate in the protest.
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) earlier announced its support for the ongoing popular uprising in Suwayda province. It called on the international community not to ignore the popular protests in Suwayda, to strive decisively and seriously to achieve a political transition in accordance with UN resolutions, put an end to the tragedy of the Syrian people, and achieve their aspirations for state of freedom and dignity away from the Assad regime and its symbols.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)