Angry protests | Protestors call for better life and threaten escalation if demands ignored in Al-Suwaydaa
Al-Suwaydaa province: On Monday, Al-Suwaydaa province witnessed angry protests staged by dozens of civilians in protest against poor living and service conditions.
The protestors blocked the ring road and Damascus-Al-Suwaydaa highway near Hazm village, north of Al-Suwyadaa province.
According to SOHR activists, the protestors gave a deadline to the head of Al-Suwaydaa and Syrian government to meet their demands which are providing the people with essential needs such as diesel, petrol, and gas and a secure supply of water to civilian homes over the coming days, threatening to escalate protests if their demands are not met.
Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that a group of activists called upon residents of cities and villages in Al-Suwaidaa province, via social media, for joining a set-in protest demanding improvement of services, including electricity and drinking water, and provision of diesel used for heating, as well as demanding restorations of many rights which the province’s residents had been robbed of.
Meanwhile, Al-Suwaidaa province in south Syria has experienced protests against municipal elections and the closure of two voting centres, amid preparations for blocking Damascus-Al-Suwiadaa highway tomorrow.
On September 16, SOHR sources reported that unknown individuals left graffiti and stickers on walls in Al-Suwaidaa city, threatening to punish officials of the “water institution” in the city and giving them a time limit of ten days to reactivate wells and pump water back to the entire province.