Syrian Activists Call for Liberation From Assad During Independence Day Celebrations

Footage on social media shows activists in the southern city of Suweida waving the flag of independence, an opposition symbol, while demanding freedom from the rule of the Assad regime, opposition website Zaman al-Wasl reports

Activists in Al-Mazraa in the southern province of Suweida took to the streets on Monday to commemorate Syria’s Independence Day (Evacuation Day) where chants demanded another liberation from the grip of the Assad family and all foreign forces in Syria.

The national day commemorates the evacuation of the last French soldiers from Syria and the end of the French mandate in Syria on April 17, 1946.

Videos uploaded on social media showed dozens of activists raising the independence flag, which the opposition has adopted, and placards praising Syrian patriots including Sultan al-Atrash, the prominent revolutionary Druze leader and Syrian nationalist.

Opposition activists in Suweida, a mainly Druze city, also demanded an end to forced displacement and the release of detainees.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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