Hundreds in Tartous Sign 10-km Petition against Sanctions, Terrorism Supporters


Thousands of people gathered in a show of support for President Bashar al-Assad in Tartous province and sign a petition against the western-backed sanctions on their country.

The 10km-long letter, which was signed by thousands of people, will be filed to international bodies as a petition in the name of the Syrian people against the countries supporting terrorism in Syria and to demand lifting the unilaterally imposed coercive economic sanctions on the country, the state news agency said.

The initiative was organized by the “National Unity Youth Gathering” in cooperation with popular and civil parties.

The aim of the letter is “to send a message of love and loyalty to the homeland and its leader and to stress that the Syrian people will remain united despite all conspiracies,” said Shahd Ibrahim, deputy head of National Unity Youth Gathering.