Prime Minister Diab calls for early parliamentary elections as over 200 protesters wounded, one police officer killed in clashes
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)
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced on Tuesday that he was headed to the Baabda Palace to submit his cabinet’s resignation to President Michel Aoun „after having reached a dead-end, and sensing the need for a positive shock.”
Hezbollah opposes the resignation of the government and supports the current cabinet “but with a new agenda and new spirit,” party leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Saturday.
The Lebanese Forces’ parliamentary bloc requested Saturday that its four ministers in Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s government submit their resignation.
„Ihr solltet alle gehen, wir vertrauen euch nicht“, stand auf dem Schild eines Demonstranten. „Das libanesische Volk hat jetzt das Wort, nicht die politischen Anführer“, hieß es auf einem anderen.