Protests in Syria's southern province of Sweida have entered their fifth week, with demonstrators gathering Tuesday in Al-Karama Square in the center of the city, raising slogans demanding the implementation of the UN resolution on the country's political transition.

In Sweida's Karama Square, protesters demanded the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad's regime and called for political change.

Syrian opposition accounts have broadcast videos of continued demonstrations in the city of Sweida demanding the fall of the regime.

The footage showed demonstrators in Karama Square calling for the fall of the regime and carrying banners reading "2254", in reference to the demand for the UN Security Council resolution submitted by the United States, 7 years ago.

It is noteworthy that the Sweida protests began more than a month ago to demand better economic conditions, and then evolved into political demands.

The date is renewed every day in Karama Square in central Sweida, and a new demonstration on Tuesday calls for political change.#مظاهرات_السويداء

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Actual disaster

In a related context, the UN special envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, described the humanitarian and economic situation in Syria as a "real disaster" that has hit those affected by the conflict that has been going on there for years.

Pedersen said – in an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera to be broadcast next Thursday within a program from Washington – that 9 out of 10 Syrians live below the poverty line, stressing that there is no solution without discussing the political problem of the Syrian conflict.

The UN envoy acknowledged the faltering efforts to resolve the situation, saying, "We must be honest that over 12 years of war and conflict, we have not succeeded in addressing political issues," pointing out that "in order to make progress we need the cooperation of the major powers."