The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Taking “We want to live” as a slogan, protests renew against the poor living situation in Al-Suwaidaa Province

Al-Suwaidaa Province, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored today sporadic protests in al-Suwaidaa city south of Syria, where several people gathered in front of the Justice Palace and the protesters took to the streets and several areas in al-Suwaidaa city, as part of the “We want to live” campaign, of which was met by popular interaction by the people of al-Suwaidaa residents.

The Syrian Observatory monitored on the 18th of January 2020 that dozens of Sweida residents continue to protest deteriorating living conditions and rising commodity prices as Syrian pound plummets to historic lows.

Activists told SOHR that dozens of residents gathered outside the ‘governorate’ building in the city, for the fourth day in a row, protesters carried banners saying “We are peaceful, we have the right to live”, and ” We took to the streets because of you.”

Yesterday, the Syrian Observatory reported that dozens of Sweida governorate residents in southern Syria, gathered in Shahba Square to protest deteriorating economic conditions, for the third day in a row, chanting “We want to live”.

Protesters carried banners in the town square, denouncing the collapse of the Syrian pound, whose exchange rate against the U.S. dollar reached 1,250, and government corruption, also demanded better living conditions, price control and holding corrupt accountable.