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Syrian Troops Open Fire on Rare Anti-Government Protest, Killing 2

HeadlineDec 05, 2022

In Syria, at least two people were killed after Syrian security forces fired live ammunition during rare anti-government protests. Dozens of demonstrators stormed a government building in the southern city of Suwayda Sunday, denouncing economic hardships.

Protester 1: “We want Syria to give us our rights.”

Protester 2: “We want our dignity. We are asking for our rights and dignity.”

Protester 1: “Our message today is to the government. You see how people are dying from starvation. People are waiting for aid.”

The United Nations warns Syria’s 11-year-old civil war has left 90% of the population below the poverty line, with 60% of Syrians suffering from food insecurity. A U.N. envoy last month urged Western and other nations to lift decade-old, catastrophic sanctions on Syria.

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