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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Protesting deteriorating economic conditions in “Peace Spring” areas | People hold demonstration in Hammam al-Turkman, north of Raqqa

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored today popular protests in the town of Hammam al-Turkman in rural Tal Abyad, north of Raqqa, protesting of the poor economic and service conditions suffered by the inhabitants of the region, and refusing to transfer wheat crop to Turkey and to switch to the Turkish currency in their areas.

On June 25, Syrian Observatory activists monitored tens of people, mostly women, participating in a demonstration in Allouk Gharbi village in Ras Al-Ain city (Sere Kaniye) in north-western Al-Hasakah.

The demonstrators gathered in front of the building of the police command headquarters, protesting the practices of “Al-Mu’tasim Brigade” against the residents there, as gunmen affiliated to the brigade had assaulted a male nurse in a hospital in the area this morning.

On the other hand, ant-factions popular protests continue in the northern countryside of Al-Raqqah. SOHR activists have monitored people of Tal Abyad participating in a new demonstration against the Turkish-backed factions’ practices in the town which is located near the Syria-Turkey border. According to SOHR sources the demonstrators have blocked the way of a Turkish armoured vehicle in the area.

A few days ago, SOHR sources monitored a popular general strike in the areas of Tal Abyad and Sluk controlled by Turkish forces and factions of “Peace Spring” in northern Al-Raqqah.

Civilians closed their shops, while tens of them gathered in front of the civil councils, protesting the deteriorating living condition and the increase of bread price.

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