« Hundreds of protesters gathered in As Suwayda on Friday to demand the government’s resignation amid the economic crisis in the country.
According to international media, this was the biggest demonstration against the government of Bashar Al Assad since the protests began almost a fortnight ago. Reports estimated around 2,000 people took part in the demonstration.
This is the second consecutive week of protests in the Druze-dominated region due to the worsening economic conditions in the country, especially after the end of the fuel subsidy resolved by the Damascus government.
According to media reports, the country’s currency hit the new record low of 15,500 Syrian pounds to the dollar last month.
Syria’s economic situation was severely hit after the civil war that devastated the country for a decade, while the territory is still suffering the consequences of the earthquake that took place in February. Sanctions imposed by Western countries have also reportedly gravely affected Syrian economy. »