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.