Al-Suwaidaa | Women hold vigil in front of governorate building, demanding the release of detainees
Al-Suwaidaa Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR activists have monitored several women holding a vigil in front of governorate building of Al-Suwaidaa city this morning. The women lifted signboards with slogans written on them read “we want the detainees to be set free – we want all of our young people – our brothers are peaceful”.
This vigil comes after the decree of regime’s security services in Al-Suwaidaa of sending some of detainees arrested during the anti-regime demonstration to the capital, Damascus.
On June 15, Reliable SOHR sources confirmed that regime security services arrested more than ten demonstrators after participating in an anti-regime demonstration in Al-Suwaidaa city. Meanwhile, tension and security alertness were on the rise as the anti-regime demonstration was attacked by regime loyalists.
SOHR sources reported earlier that day that tens of residents participated in an anti-regime demonstration in front of Al-Sayr square in Al-Suwaidaa city, calling for the toppling of Syrian regime and Al-Assad’s “departure”. The demonstrators also demanded the release of detainees held in regime’s prisons. Meanwhile, tens of regime loyalists gathered near the anti-regime demonstration, starting a pro-regime rally.
According to SOHR sources, the regime loyalists attacked the demonstrators, hitting them with hard objects which injured many.