A pro-Assad election rally in Swaida. (Facebook)
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Presidential election fever in the southern province of Swaida has generated tension after Druze religious figures attacked a campaign rally featuring blaring music and a woman dancing in traditional dress.Anti-regime activists from the city said the incident took place Friday, when some two dozen religious leaders, or mashayekh, were informed about the rally taking place in front of the provincial governor's office in the Druze-majority city. They hurried to the location and discovered a small number of Baath Party members and intelligence operatives looking on as the woman, holding a picture of President Bashar Assad, was dancing to the accompaniment of loud music played from a public address system. Saab told the party meeting that public posts, including that of the presidency, should not be limited to a single family or group.
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