Syrian Expatriates Organization Supports the General Strike in Damascus that Came in Response to AlHula Massacres

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Following the AlHula massacre, the Damascus merchant class held a general strike, which was the biggest strike and act of civil disobedience to occur in the heart of the Capital by its private commerce sector, since the revolution erupted , As reported by LAtimes news

General strike in Damascus

Following the AlHula massacre, and as a protest against the extreme brutality of the Syrian regime, the Damascus merchant class held a general strike, which was the biggest strike and act of civil disobedience to occur in the heart of the Capital by its private commerce sector, since the revolution erupted , As reported by LAtimes news, “Merchants held a general strike Monday in the Hamidiyeh Souk, the oldest and main market of the Syrian capital, to protest the killings of more than 100 people in the town of Houla last week, activists and witnesses said.”
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/05/merchants-in-syrian-souk-call-strike-to-protests-killings.html
Dr Bakr Gubies, SEO Board member, said, “We praise this general strike by retailers and merchants in Damascus, We consider it as critical and civilized step of protest against the Assad regime barbaric attacks in Alhula which left more than 108 death and more than 200 wounded. This strike demonstrates the peaceful trend of Syrian revolution. It is a reminder to the whole world, that the Syrian revolution has started peacefully, and has exhausted every possible strategy to keep it as peaceful as it could. However, Assad regime has tried every possible attempt, with very limited success, to twist it into armed conflict and to divert it into civil war.”
SEO supports this strike, which occurred amidst yet another failed peace plan, SEO believes that it should continue, and could be fundamentally decisive, for the silent majority have finally found their voice in the revolution to bring down this corrupt regime.

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