Prime Minister Diab calls for early parliamentary elections as over 200 protesters wounded, one police officer killed in clashes
Archiv: Lebanese protest November 2019
Lebanon Protesters Shut Down Parliament and Clash With Police
Crowds blocked roads leading to government buildings to stop lawmakers from laws that critics fear could provide amnesty for past corruption.
Independent candidate Melhem Khalaf wins Beirut Bar Association elections
BEIRUT: Melhem Khalaf, a law professor at Saint Joseph university, has become the new head of the Beirut Bar Association after beating out the political ruling class‘ candidate.
Khalaf, an independent candidate, ran against Nader Gaspard, who was backed by the Free Patriotic Movement, Lebanese Forces, Future Movement and Progressive Socialist Party.
Protest Movement-Backed Candidate Elected Head of Bar Association
A candidate backed by the protest movement that is sweeping the country was on Sunday elected as head of the Beirut Bar Association, scoring a precious win for the nascent movement over the country’s established political parties.
Lawyers who backed Melhem Khalaf erupted in joy and chanted “revolution, revolution” as the results were announced.
Protests as uprising enters second month
A couple dances in front of razor wire set between protesters and the Grand Serail in Beirut’s Riad al-Solh Square. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)