Activist Khaldoun Jaber was released after his arrest at the Baabda protest on Wednesday evening. Upon his release, Khaldoun reported that he was kept at the Ministry of Defense where he was interrogated and beaten up by members of the army.
Martyr Alaa Abu Fakher’s funeral was held in Choueifat where hundreds were in attendance, including Progressive Socialist Party MP Teymour Joumblat.
Khaldeh’s highway, where Alaa was shot, was blocked with burning tires alongside candle-lit vigils. Charbel Ajeil, an army intelligence officer, was identified as being the suspected soldier who shot Abu Fakher - he was arrested and referred to the judiciary.
Protesters across the country continued blocking roads, some of them with burning tires. The army forcibly opened most of them, while also removing protesters’ tents.
In Nahr Al-Kalb, protesters worked on cleaning up the tunnel that was filled with rocks, barbed wire and trash, and decorated its entrances with greenery.