Arab League’s decision to suspend Syria’s membership drove tens of thousands of Syrians to gather in various Syrian cities
Arab League's decision to suspend Syria's membership drove tens of thousands of Syrians to gather in the squares of Damascus, Aleppo, Raqqa, Lattakia, Tartous, Hasaka and Sweida to condemn this unfair decision amid doubts that the AL stance wasn’t aimed at reaching settlement to Syrian crisis rather than working under external agenda.
Despite the severe cold, protesters went out spontaneously to streets to stress their support to the independent national decision and the comprehensive reform program under the leadership of their President Bashar al-Assad.
The Arab League issued a decision Saturday to suspend Syrian delegations' activities in the Arab League meetings and implement economic and political sanctions against the Syrian government. Lebanon and Yemen rejected the decision, while Iraq abstained.
Assistant US Secretary of State Jeffry Feltman attended the AL meeting raising doubts that the presence of Feltman indicated that the US and its allies are the godfathers of this decision.
In Damascus, thousands gathered in front of the Qatari embassy and in the Governorate Square, holding banners which denounce the decision as a flagrant interference in the Syrian internal affairs, according to SANA news agency.
"The people want Bashar al-Assad," yelled demonstrators gathered at Sebaa Bahrat Square, also chanting patriotic slogans.
In Lattakia, thousands gathered in al-Zera'a and al-Amara Roundabouts to express anger over the AL decisions which were biased to the US-western schemes.
The participants stressed that what happened in the AL today is part of the plot aiming at undermining the pioneer location and role of Syria.
A similar protest was held against the Saudi-based Al-Arabiya and the Doha-based Al-Jazeera news channels in the Jordanian capital, Amman, which they blamed for following a US and Israeli agenda against Syria.