Electricity crisis | Residents protest frequent blackout in al-Bab city • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Electricity crisis | Residents protest frequent blackout in al-Bab city

Aleppo province: SOHR sources have reported that the residents of al-Bab city in the eastern countryside of Aleppo have staged a demonstration in front of the Turkish energy company, protesting the frequent blackout in the city and the company’s failure to secure the needed amount of electricity.


The demonstrators blocked the road to the company and chanted slogans against eh company’s director, including “Curse your Soul, director. You are a thief”.


Meanwhile, the director managed to run away, leaving the employees facing the protestors by themselves.


Yesterday, SOHR activists reported that a mass demonstration took place in front of a private Turkish energy company in Azaz city in the northern countryside of Aleppo, as the demonstrators protested the frequent  blackout in the city. It is worth noting that power outages continue for five to six hours every day since the beginning of this summer.


The demonstrators lifted placards with slogans written on them which read ”No rightd lost if you insist on demanding it”. The demonstrators also accused the Turkish company of embezzling the people’s money instead of providing services. Furthermore, the protestors chanted slogans describing the officials of the energy company as “Thieves” and demanded them get out of the city and hold the Local Council accountable.


Nearly two months earlier, a delegation of representatives of the residents met with the administration of the energy company and demanded the decrease of the price of a Kilowatt per hour and to overcome the problem of power outages.


The delegation was promised to decrease the price of a Kilowatt per hour to 73.5 Turkish Paisters. However, these promises remained unfulfiled, and the company’s officials justified that the price of electricity was out of their control.

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