Future: Protests, spontaneous, no weapons involved


Lebanon’s Future Movement which is headed by caretaker PM Saad Hariri issued a statement denying that its party members carried weapons during the demonstrations across the country on Monday, adding that the protests were not organized by the party.

“The Future Movement clarifies that the popular mobilizations were spontaneous and not organized at all,” the statement said.

The party also voiced its commitment to implementing the laws in the country, calling on citizens to cooperate with relevant security forces to confront any attempt to interfere with security.

Protests broke out across Lebanon on Monday following the first day of the premiership consultations and after Hezbollah appears to have secured the support from a majority of parliament to nominate its candidate former PM Najib Mikati for prime minister, putting the Iranian-backed militant group in position to control Lebanon’s new government.

The Syrian leadership reportedly informed the envoys of Hezbollah and Amal of its decision to nominate Mikati Saturday night, according to local reports .

MTV reported last Saturday that Hussein Khalil, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s political aide and MP Ali Hassan Khalil , Amal Movement leader Nabih Berri’s political aide headed to Damascus , Syria secretly Saturday

Day of Rage

Supporters of Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri chant slogans during a protest in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon,
Sunni leaders have called for a “day of rage” throughout Lebanon Tuesday to protest gains by the Shiite militant group Hezbollah.

Khaled Daher a March 14 MP said: “We call on those who reject the Persian scheme in this defiant Arab country to stage a sit-in tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at the al-Nour Square in Tripoli.”