Prime Minister Saad Hariri presented President Michel Aoun with his resignation on Day 13 of the revolution, following relentless pressure on his cabinet to leave. Having said this, the Lebanese PM did not discard the possibility of his re-designation, alluding to the fact that he would select and head a new cabinet of technocrats.
In a show of good faith, protestors decided to lift the majority of barricades, which had blocked key roads and highways across the country… but only for the day.
At night, protestors took to the streets again, from Akkar to Beirut, with thousands gathering in Tripoli’s Al Nour square. Braced with unrelenting enthusiasm, their buoyant chants echoed the revolution’s principal demand ‘All should go’ ('كلن يعني كلن'). Their unwavering calls for unity in the face of corruption went viral and fueled the other Lebanese cities with hope and determination. In Akkar however, clashes broke out between protestors and security forces who were attempting to evacuate them – leaving the former more determined to reclaim the streets again until their demands were met.
Throughout the day, Beirut continued to host public talks and thought-out educational activities designed for children.