Protests in south Lebanon over illegal construction, update

The residents of Ouzai district south of Beirut and southern town of Tayr Debba blocked the roads and set tires on fire to protest against Internal Security Forces’ actions to prevent them from illegal construction on Lebanon’s public properties.

Responding to the protests Speaker Nabih Berri said during his weekly meeting with MPs on Wednesday that he was exerting all efforts to solve what he called the chaos of illegal construction on public property in the south.

As Safir daily reported that there were more than 500 illegal construction violations in southern Lebanon.

Around 1,000 residential units were built on thousands of acres of public property, according to As Safir

“This issue causes chaos and strife,” Berri reportedly said.

Ouzai district , a Hezbollah and Amal stronghold was all constructed on public properties according to local reports.

Update:

The residents of south Lebanon also blocked on Wednesday the main road between the cities of Sidon and Tyre to protest against Internal Security Forces’ who are trying prevent them from illegal construction on Lebanon’s public properties

National News Agency reported that the residents used burnt tires to block the road

“Women and children gathered on the road to protest against banning them from constructing on public properties,” the report added.

Interior Minister Ziad Baroud said earlier today that his ministry insists on the enforcement of law that bans construction on public properties .

Update : 3 members of Internal Security forces were injured when the protesters attacked them with stones and gunfire

  • Ibnelkhiam

    Good idea, send out the women and children while the men running your “freedom fighting” continue to take what they want from a country that no longer has the patience to put up with your bulls**t anymore. Go ruin Syria or Iran if you want to stay in the dark ages, but the true Lebanese want to move past anything to do with Hezbollah.

    You cannot go around breaking rules because you feel like it, and you cannot go around taking and taking from a country without ever giving back. What was once the Paris of the Middle East will become an eyesore in a few short years if we do not take a stand to hold the country that belongs to us.

    God bless the true Lebanese trying to end a war we have never been a part of and Hezbollah for digging there own grave.

  • Ibnelkhiam

    Good idea, send out the women and children while the men running your “freedom fighting” continue to take what they want from a country that no longer has the patience to put up with your bulls**t anymore. Go ruin Syria or Iran if you want to stay in the dark ages, but the true Lebanese want to move past anything to do with Hezbollah.

    You cannot go around breaking rules because you feel like it, and you cannot go around taking and taking from a country without ever giving back. What was once the Paris of the Middle East will become an eyesore in a few short years if we do not take a stand to hold the country that belongs to us.

    God bless the true Lebanese trying to end a war we have never been a part of and Hezbollah for digging there own grave.

  • Anonymous

    Good idea, send out the women and children while the men running your “freedom fighting” continue to take what they want from a country that no longer has the patience to put up with your bulls**t anymore. Go ruin Syria or Iran if you want to stay in the dark ages, but the true Lebanese want to move past anything to do with Hezbollah.

    You cannot go around breaking rules because you feel like it, and you cannot go around taking and taking from a country without ever giving back. What was once the Paris of the Middle East will become an eyesore in a few short years if we do not take a stand to hold the country that belongs to us.

    God bless the true Lebanese trying to end a war we have never been a part of and Hezbollah for digging there own grave.

  • Fauzia45

    Laws cannot be enforced when arms are not under the control of the government!!!

  • Anonymous

    Laws cannot be enforced when arms are not under the control of the government!!!

  • antar2011

    berri should be the last person to talk about what’s legal and what’s illegal.

    if we are to stop everything illegal in lebanon [and so we should], we should first start with the arma/drugs/”halal money” that’s coming from iran by syria.

    pple are seeing through this idiot of a politician…together with hizbollah, they have tainted the reputation of true shia lebanese.

    shame on you, berri deserves to be hanged for his breaches, lies and double standards…and anyone like him too.

  • Anonymous

    berri should be the last person to talk about what’s legal and what’s illegal.

    if we are to stop everything illegal in lebanon [and so we should], we should first start with the arma/drugs/”halal money” that’s coming from iran by syria.

    pple are seeing through this idiot of a politician…together with hizbollah, they have tainted the reputation of true shia lebanese.

    shame on you, berri deserves to be hanged for his breaches, lies and double standards…and anyone like him too.

  • kamille1

    are we still on planet earth?????????????

  • Anonymous

    are we still on planet earth?????????????

  • Beiruti

    Why are they complaining? Nasrallah could after all offer them housing underground im sure there is plenty.

  • Anonymous

    Why are they complaining? Nasrallah could after all offer them housing underground im sure there is plenty.

  • guss043

    we have to pay the price for ths Shiite horny men and their pleasure marriage and kid one after one, not even US Canada or france will be able to handle and support education , healthcare and jobs if every family had 10 kids!!! it is about men the shiite men sip it up and have 2 kids max , they are making Lebanon and Indian slums since the 60’s !!! zip it up and leave it inside your pants and stop making your women pregnant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • guss043

    we have to pay the price for ths Shiite horny men and their pleasure marriage and kid one after one, not even US Canada or france will be able to handle and support education , healthcare and jobs if every family had 10 kids!!! it is about men the shiite men sip it up and have 2 kids max , they are making Lebanon and Indian slums since the 60’s !!! zip it up and leave it inside your pants and stop making your women pregnant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • guss043

    we have to pay the price for ths Shiite horny men and their pleasure marriage and kid one after one, not even US Canada or france will be able to handle and support education , healthcare and jobs if every family had 10 kids!!! it is about men the shiite men sip it up and have 2 kids max , they are making Lebanon and Indian slums since the 60’s !!! zip it up and leave it inside your pants and stop making your women pregnant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • guss043

    Hariri buit a different airport runaway as International Carrier threatened to stop the flight to Beirut because of the Shiite slum invasion to the old runaway and like idiots they were building three stories buildings> If any one flew to Beirut prior to the new Beirut can remember well if you are sitting on the window , it felt you are going to hit the slums.
    I dont know what it is it with this bringing kids to this world when you can’t even feed yourself, is it the preaching of the Mullah to conquer the country. Unless we finish with Hezbollah and kick anyone who sit on property that not his ,this country will not be a country, As it is now Nasrallah and the Shiite are making joke of the law and the country since the 60, they have their houses in the south now , just leave the property that does not belong to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • guss043

    Hariri buit a different airport runaway as International Carrier threatened to stop the flight to Beirut because of the Shiite slum invasion to the old runaway and like idiots they were building three stories buildings> If any one flew to Beirut prior to the new Beirut can remember well if you are sitting on the window , it felt you are going to hit the slums.
    I dont know what it is it with this bringing kids to this world when you can’t even feed yourself, is it the preaching of the Mullah to conquer the country. Unless we finish with Hezbollah and kick anyone who sit on property that not his ,this country will not be a country, As it is now Nasrallah and the Shiite are making joke of the law and the country since the 60, they have their houses in the south now , just leave the property that does not belong to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The UK market is very slow and UK buyers are thin on the ground, but as these represent only 5% of the actual market it shouldn’t affect the market too much. Those that are looking are bargain hunting. They are looking for something generally below 150,000. Why this figure -I can only assume but I believe that many of the buyers from the UK are people who made their mind up to move to Spain a while ago.

  • Anonymous

    The UK market is very slow and UK buyers are thin on the ground, but as these represent only 5% of the actual market it shouldn’t affect the market too much. Those that are looking are bargain hunting. They are looking for something generally below 150,000. Why this figure -I can only assume but I believe that many of the buyers from the UK are people who made their mind up to move to Spain a while ago.