المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

SOHR | Reports of shooting and the withdrawal of Republican Guard from the perimeter of the presidential palace untrue

A state of tense calm has prevailed in the capital Damascus. Reports of exchanging of fire in the General Staff Headquarters of the army and the withdrawal of the Republican Guard from the perimeter of the Presidential Palace in the capital Damascus, untrue.

SOHR activists in the capital have denied the news related to those reports, confirming that the situation is calm.

The Syrian Observatory has monitored widespread discontent of citizens in all Syrian governorates, with the deteriorating living conditions, the inability of the Syrian regime and its institutions to meet the most basic daily needs, while the average monthly salary of the employees in public sector is not enough for a few days.

The Syrian Observatory has monitored a demonstration this evening in the town of Zakia in western countryside of Damascus, to protesting the living conditions and the deterioration of the economic situation in Syria. The demonstrators demanded the overthrow of the regime and President Bashar al-Assad.

SOHR activists have monitored tens of people demonstrating in front of Al-Saraya building in Al-Suwaidaa city. The demonstrators protested the deteriorating economic and living conditions across Syria as well as the prohibitively high prices of basic products.

The protesters chanted anti-regime slogans saying “Syria is ours, it is not for Al-Assad’s family.. Come on, Bashar, go away.. People want to bring down the regime”. The protesters also demanded the Iranians and Russians leave Syria.

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