Shiite March 14 supporters gathered in downtown Beirut on Sunday to condemn Hezbollah’s military intervention in the Syria and called for helping the Syrian revolution against the terrorism of the Assad regime
“Protecting Lebanon from terrorism is the responsibility of the Lebanese Army and the country’s security forces, not of a party like you Hezbollah,” one of the speakers from the Lebanese Option Party said during a protest in Martyrs’ Square.
Thousands of Hezbollah members have been fighting since 2013 inside Syria alongside the troops loyal to embattled president Bashar al Assad. Hezbollah officials claim that the intervention was necessary to protect Lebanon from terrorist infiltration, as well as to protect minorities and their religious sites in Syria.
But critics disagree with the party and claim that Hezbollah is acting on orders from its backer Iran and that its role in Syria is not in our interest and has invited attacks on Lebanon.