المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Al-Suwaidaa protests: demonstrators denounce deteriorating living conditions and astronomical prices

The Syrian Observatory activists reported seeing tens of people gathering in Al-Shahbaa Square for the third consecutive day, in protest against the deteriorating living conditions under the name “We Want To Live”.

The demonstrators lifted signboards and chanted slogans, denouncing the Syrian Pound’s plunge to its lowest level against the USD, and the government’s corruption. They also called for improving living conditions, controlling prices and holding corrupt people accountable.

The Syrian Observatory activists monitored yesterday, tens of people gathering for the second consecutive day, in front of the governorate building in Al-Suwaidaa city, calling for improving living conditions.

These protests are coincided with the astronomical prices of staples and essential products along with the currency’s plunge, in which the exchange rate of one USD reached 1150 SYL.

Yesterday, SOHR activists reported that tens of residents protested in front of the governorate building in Al-Suwaidaa city, against the deteriorating living conditions and high prices within areas under control of the regime.

This spike in goods and foodstuff prices is coincided with sharp fall in exchange rate of the Syrian pound against the U.S. dollar. In the past few days, the exchange rate of one USD exceeded 1,000 SYL.

In connection to this, tens of demonstrators blocked the road to the square of Shahbaa town in Al-Suwaidaa countryside for the same reasons.

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