“We are unable to learn” | After students’ calls to stage demonstration in Al-Suwaidaa city, security services and Al-Baath party’s members deploy in Al-Sair square.
Al-Suwaidaa Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable sources have informed SOHR sources that members of the regime security services and of Al-Baath party’s have deployed in Al-Sair square in Al-Suwaidaa city since morning following yesterday’s calls by university students of staging a demonstration under the name “We are unable to learn. We fed up with humiliation. We want to live”, hinting to the dire living situation and deteriorating economic hardship.
It is worth noting that the educational sector have been deteriorated greatly in light of the high cost-of-living.
On the other hand, gunmen opened fire on a petrol station at the entrance of Al-Suwaidaa Petroleum Company, in light of the stifling fuel crisis in regime-held areas throughout Syria.
On April 6, SOHR activists reported seeing tens of residents from Al-Suwaidaa blocking Al-Suwaidaa-Damascus highway, to the flank of northern Al-Suwaidaa city, protesting the reduction of fuel amounts allocated to the province, the acute fuel shortage, and the Syrian regime’s decision of distributing petrol via SMS system. Meanwhile, the Syrian regime authorities continue mishandling the deteriorating crisis and they seem unable to find workable solutions which may put an end to chronic crises in regime-held areas.
Meanwhile, the residential protest on Al-Suwaidaa-Damascus highway have evolved, as a group of residents and armed members of local factions have gathered nearby the headquarters of “Takamul Company” which is in charge of smart cards in Al-Suwaidaa city, by which state-subsidized goods and fuel are distributed to residents, where they dismissed the employees, expressing their anger over the lack of essentials and the government’s inability to reach workable solutions.
On the other hand, tens of residents headed to the petrol station which is supposed to distribute petrol via SMS, demanding the distribution of petrol to them or the closure of the station. Moreover, gunfire of unknown origin was heard in the surrounding areas.