Protesters stormed the governor’s office in Syria’s southern city of Sweida on Sunday to protest the deteriorating economic conditions in the country. A protester and a policeman were killed in the unrest. The protesters ransacked the governor’s office in the Druze-majority city; they also tried to seize the city’s police headquarters
The Syrian Interior Minister in a statement said that the protesters were armed, and that they destroyed furniture, smashed windows, and looted files.
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Sweida province has seen less violence than other areas of Syria during its long-running civil war as the Druze community has worked to stay out of the conflict.