Protesters march in Beirut: "No Confidence, No Legitimacy, You Will Pay"
- Protesters marched in Beirut on Saturday to denounce Hassan Diab's government. A statement by protesters alled the cabinet "a masked extension of the ruling class" without solutions.
- One march took off from Sassine Square in Ashrafieh and another from the Central Bank in Hamra, both converging in Riad el Solh where around 2000 protesters had gathered.
- Unknown perpetrators from Hamra threw rocks at protesters as they walked out of the Ring tunnel. Security forces intervened and no injuries were recorded as protesters marched on.
In Tripoli, a march from Nour Square to el Mina
- Scores of protesters in Tripoli organized a march for the 122nd consecutive day. Protesters from Nour Square joined demonstrators in Tripoli's Shira' el Mina Square, where they affirmed solidarity with all religious factions in the face of the revolution's opponents, reiterating that the revolution would continue until all their demands are met.
Pompeo condemns Iranian interference in Lebanon
- US State Secretary Mike Pompeo condemned Iranian interference in Iraq and Lebanon on Saturday, in a speech at the Munich Security Conference. "Iran is stifling young Iraqis and Lebanese who want nothing more than a clean and sovereign government, " Pompeo said.
- Earlier on Friday, the State Secretary had released a statement regarding the 15 year memory of the assassination of Rafik el Hariri. He asked that "Hezbollah-linked individuals who were involved in the attack"" be brought to justice.
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