MP Mohammad al-Hajjar who used to be in the defunct Democratic Gathering bloc that was headed by Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) leader MP Walid Jumblatt told MTV on Tuesday that the PSP supporters were the first people to participate in the previous March 14 rallies. “I am sure that they will be present on Sunday,” he said.
Jumblatt who was not invited said in his al Anbaa weekly that he will boycott the Sunday rally and added “”The party has never prevented the citizens from expressing their opinions but it knows that the people are responsible enough to refuse to participate in an occasion where speeches will be aimed at inciting strife, hatred, and sectarianism.”
According to Ya Libnan Shouf correspondent many within Jumblatt’s PSP party and Druze community do not share his views and for this reason they will most probably be participating in large numbers in the March 13 rally.
March 14 marks the 6th anniversary of the Cedar revolution when over 1 million Lebanese gathered in down Beirut to protest against the murder of the the late PM Rafik Hariri and called on Syrian troops to leave Lebanon. The Syrian troops withdrew in April 2005