Protesters destroy pictures of Hafez al-Assad in south Syria

Sweida (Syria) (AFP) – Protesters destroy signs with pictures of Hafez al-Assad, former Syrian president and father of current president Bashar al-Assad, and placards with the logo of the ruling Baath party in the government-held southern city of Sweida. Daily protests have raged over the past two weeks after President Bashar al-Assad’s government ended fuel subsidies in mid-August, dealing a heavy blow to Syrians reeling from war and a crippling economic crisis.


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