BEIRUT—Scattered protests have taken keep in Syria amid developing anger around the crumbling economy, tests the authority of President Bashar al-Assad as he attempts to consolidate ability immediately after 9 many years of conflict.

All through the previous 7 days, protesters in the southern city of Sweida took to the streets with chants from Mr. Assad. Some named for the downfall of the Assad regime, a phrase rarely read in governing administration-controlled areas.