Throughout the country’s protests, the army arrested at least 25 protestors in Beirut, Jal el Dib, Sidon and Chouf. Reports circulated of army members, dressed as civilians, attacking protesters in an attempt to open the roads.
In response to these arrests, protesters headed to the Judicial Palace in Beirut to demand the release of the detainees. Samer Mahzeh, one of two protesters who were arrested at Beirut’s Ring Bridge confirmed after his release that he was beaten while custody.
Media circulated reports that factions have agreed on former Minister of Finance Mohamad Safadi as prime minister.
Demonstrators took to the streets to protest Safadi’s designation as PM given his political history. In order to target their protests, demonstrators made their way to Safadi’s residences in Tripoli and Beirut as well as staging sit-ins in Zaytouna Bay, where Safadi is a major stakeholder.
Several hospitals across Lebanon held strikes where they only admitted emergency cases. The Ministry of Finance responded that the Ministry of Public Health has paid the dues to private and government hospitals.
Bank employees continue to strike citing security concerns regarding demonstrations occurring in front of banks.
Protests continue abroad amongst the Lebanese diaspora.