After regime threats of prosecution, employees and students participate in pro-regime rally in Al-Suwaidaa
Syrian Observatory activists have monitored employees, students and members in Al-Baath party participating in a pro-regime rally in the governorate square in Al-Suwaidaa city. The crowds lifted slogans in support of the Syrian regime. This rally comes after threats of prosecute every one who refuses to participate in the pro-regime rally, which the head of the “Syrian Students’ Council in Al-Suwaidaa” called for yesterday.
SOHR sources reported yesterday that reliable sources informed the Syrian Observatory that the Syrian regime and its loyalists affiliated with Al-Baath party were preparing to amass civilians, especially students and employees in Al-Suwaidaa for a rally in support of the Syrian government, in response to the successive protests against the regime.
The Syrian regime follows such tactics as a kind of indirect threat to the demonstrators, along with giving greater powers to its military, security and party forces. Meanwhile, residents feared of a direct confrontation with opponents of the regime.
Over the past three days, Al-Suwaidaa city experienced anti-regime protests calling for the toppling of the Syrian regime and demanding the Russians and Iranians leave Syria. These demonstrations come in the shadow of deteriorating economic and living conditions affected by the currency plunge as a part of the economic sanctions’ impact, which were legalized by the U.S.A. dubbed “Caesar Act”, despite the act has not come into effect yet.