Damascus | Regime security chases “European” second-hand clothes traders and fine them huge sums of money
Damascus Province: SOHR sources have reported that the regime’s security services have begun prosecuting the traders of “European” second-hand clothes and confiscated these clothes, as well as imposing huge fines.
According to SOHR activists, the regime’s security patrols have launched a large-scale campaign against stores that sell European second-hand clothes with the aim for confiscating these clothes and fining their owners.
The regime’s security patrols confiscated and closed more than 50 shops in Al-Etfa’a in addition to pursuing traders in Bab Touma, Al-Qasa’a, Al-Shaalan, Al-Hamidiyah and other areas in the capital, Damascus. This campaign sparked wide popular anger in the light of dire living conditions, lack of job opportunities and low income.
In recent years, markets of “European” second-hand clothes have been prevalent in Damascus and other Syrian regions, and the people in Syria have become highly dependent on buying them due to the high prices of new clothes.