Syrian Students, Teachers Protest in Hasakah as Militants Occupy Schools (+Video)
- September, 18, 2020 - 14:47
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - School administrators, teachers, and students rallied in front of Hasakah Education Directorate to protest against the takeover of school facilities by the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which enjoy Washington's support.
"We call on the SDF to open our schools because we already were in an 8-month break due to coronavirus, so it is unacceptable to close the schools again," explained one student.
Protesters including local students held portraits of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and signs denouncing the takeover.
Director of Hasakah Education Ilham Sourkhan also condemned the occupation of schools by SDF forces.