المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Protests against Autonomous Administration for raising prices | Dozens of civilians demonstrate in al-Derbaseya in al-Hasakah countryside

Al-Hasakah province: SOHR activists have reported that dozens of Kurdish National Council’s supporters and members took part in a demonstration today, protesting the increase of prices of bread and fuel. The protestors also denounced the arrests carried out by the military forces, raising placards with slogans written on them demanding to stop arbitrary arrests and revoke the increase of prices.

 

Asayish Forces had secured the demonstration and taken photos with the protestors, before calling for ending the sit-in.

 

It is worth noting that “al-Shabiba al-Thawriyah” had threatened to repress the demonstrators a few hours earlier without being able to act due to the heavy presence of Asayish Forces and emergency forces.

 

On September 19, SOHR activists reported that the Autonomous Administration in northern and eastern Syria has issued a decree raising the price of the pita-bread, that most of the population in the areas is depending on, due to the shortage of automated bakery bread.

 

The Autonomous Administration issued the decree on September 18, which set the price of one loaf of pita-bread that weighs 300 grams to 500 SYL.

 

The decree was met with broad popular discontent.

 

A civilian from al-Qamishly told SOHR activists, “given the ongoing miserable conditions in terms of deprivation, poverty and displacement due to some mismanagement and mistakes that can be avoided easily via some economic solutions, such decisions negatively impact the living conditions of population who have experienced difficult economic conditions,” adding that raising prices of oil or bread encourages citizens to seek immigration or displacement in search for better conditions.”

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