Jan 11, 2012 – Huge crowds of Syrian citizens went out to the main squares and streets across the Syrian provinces in support of the vision of Syria outlined in the speech given by President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday, stressing national unity and determination to move forward in the reform process taking place in Syria.
The gartering people held banners and chanted slogans that stress national unity and their rallying around their leadership, expressing appreciation for the Syrian army’s sacrifices to defend the homeland.
In Aleppo, the Syrians streamed into Saadallah al-Jaberi Square to voice support to the reform program under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad.
The participants condemned sabotage acts and crimes committed by armed terrorist groups, reiterating rejection of foreign interference in Syria’s internal affairs.
Citizens Ahmad Awad and Samir Qarbouyz said that President al-Assad speech touched upon important issues regarding the situation in Syria and the reform steps to come out of the crisis and build strong Syria.
For his part, Bakkour Aroob said that President al-Assad’s speech restored confidence in that Syria will be safe and secure again.
Head of Aleppo Chamber of Commerce Hassan Zaido said the President’s speed shed light on the past, current and future stages of what is happening in Syria, in addition to reviewing the reform procedures taken and activating the role of institutions in combating corruption.
In Raqqa, huge masses went out to the streets to express loyalty to the homeland and support to the reform program, rejecting all attempts of foreign interference in Syria’s affairs.
“The citizens gathered in front of TV screens to watch their leader who guaranteed achieving victory on the enemies,” one citizen said.
He added that “We are stronger than their conspiracies and we will build modern Syria with our blood and hard working. Nothing will prevent us despite all pressures.”
Citizen Oubeideh al-Hamad said the speech reflected the Syrian people’s aspirations and their standing against the campaign targeting their country.
The Syrian citizens in Daraa crowded in front of the headquarters of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party in the city to stress that Syria will remain strong thanks to the awareness of its people and their rallying around their leadership in the face of the foreign conspiracy aimed at undermining Syria’s stability and security.
Citizens stressed that President al-Assad’s speech was transparent and clear, reflected the will of the Syrian people and shaping the next phase of the future vision on Syria.
In Sweida, people gathered at Sultan Basha al-Atrash Square after the historic speech given by President AL-Assad which showed his real desire to go on in the reform process.
Sheikh Mohammad al-Nemr stressed that the Syrian people awareness which based on facts rather than exaggerations and lies played decisive role in exposing and foiling foreign schemes.
Engineer Bashar al-Ashqar said that the President was speaking on the behalf of every Syrian as he determined important tools to overcome the conspiracy hatched against Syria and appreciated the stance taken by the Syrian people and the sacrifices of the Syrian army to preserve stability and security.
Citizens stressed that the speech convey the message that Syria is steadfast and that it won’t bow under any pressures.