Thousands rally against regime in southern Syrian city of Sweida

Sweida (Syria) (AFP) – Thousands of Syrians protest in the southern city of Sweida, amidst a wave of anti-government demonstrations that have intensified over recent days. The demonstration takes place days after three protesters were wounded by gunfire while trying to weld shut a branch of the ruling Baath party. Peaceful protests in Sweida began last month after President Bashar al-Assad’s government ended fuel subsidies, dealing a heavy blow to Syrians reeling from war and economic woes.


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