Governmental paralysis in Damascus and concern about the accelerating collapse of the regime’s institutions
The city of As-Suwayda, in southern Syria, rose up yesterday, Sunday, with civilian casualties as a result of the shooting of protesters who went out in the city denouncing the deterioration of living conditions and the regime’s inability to curb the collapse that the country has been witnessing for about a week as a result of the intensification of the fuel crisis, which led to paralysis in most regions of the country. In conjunction with an unprecedented wave of price hikes.
For the first time since its outbreak nearly a year ago, the crowds attacked an official headquarters, the governorate building in the heart of the city, as the protesters attacked and burned the building, and removed the image of President Bashar al-Assad from its facade. A civilian and a policeman were killed and others were injured in the area of the governorate building and the police command building, which witnessed tense security conditions.
The regime forces deployed in the city, after they were able to disperse the demonstrators. The Syrian Observatory indicated that demonstrators blocked the Damascus-Suwayda highway, near the village of Hazm, by burning rubber tires, in solidarity with the protests in the city center of As-Suwayda, and condemning the deteriorating living conditions in the country.
This comes amid government paralysis in Damascus, which has deepened the concern of the Syrians in the areas of the regime, about the possibility of an accelerated collapse of institutions that may trigger a new cycle of security chaos, against the background of the collapse of the economic and living situation, in the wake of the escalation of tension in the city of As-Suwayda, and due to the intensification of the fuel crisis that paralyzed the movement in Most regions of the country with an unprecedented wave of price hikes.