Protests continue on the 36th day
- Under the umbrella of the "Disability Movement for Human Rights", protesters organized a march from Bechara el-Khoury to Riad el-Solh to protest for the rights of the disabled.
- In Halba, protesters closed down Libanpost, while in Tripoli's El-Mina, shop owners closed their shops in solidarity with the revolution.
- Protesters demonstrated outside Rachaya's Independence Citadel against the annual visit of the representatives of the heads of state, parliament, and government.
- A group of young protesters crossed into the inner courtyard of the central bank to denounce the central bank's exploitative policies.
Ongoing student demonstrations
- Students in Beirut gathered in front of the Ministry of Education, burning history and geography books to demand the improvement of public schools and denounce the existing curricula.
- At the American University of Beirut, students protested the payment of tuition fees in US dollars.
- Students also organized sit-ins in Koura, Tripoli, Beirut, Sidon, and Halba.
Al Jadeed channel blocked in Beirut's southern suburbs and South Lebanon
- Cable providers in Beirut's southern suburbs and areas in the south of Lebanon have blocked Al Jadeed's channel, claiming they did so in protest of the channel's political stances.
- Several investigative journalists from Al Jadeed have recently been victims of widespread doxxing campaigns, orchestrated by pro-establishment online groups. On Wednesday and Tuesday night, supporters of Hezbollah and Amal Movement gathered under the channel's headquarters to protest its editorial line.
- Protesters, activists, and other TV stations, such as LBCI, have strongly denounced the blackout, considering it an attack on freedom.
- Users on social media have circulated Al Jadeed's streaming link.
Charges against soldier and colonel
- Military Prosecutor, Judge Mona Hanqir, pressed charges against Charbel Ajeil, the soldier who shot and killed Alaa Abou Fakher, for murder. The colonel present at the scene during the shooting, Nidal Daou, has also been charged and referred to the Military Investigative Judge, Fadi Sawwan. Daou has not been detained.
Lawsuit filed against scornful Baabda Head of Intelligence
- A group of lawyers filed a lawsuit against Colonel Jean Ghantous, the Head of Baabda Intelligence branch, for threatening civil peace and outraging public decency, Ghantous has allegedly aimed a pistol gun at protesters gathered in Baabda on November 13, 2019.
- The lawsuit has been referred to the military court.
President Aoun addresses country, protesters flock to The Ring
- In a televised speech marking Independence Day, President Michel Aoun said that a lot of time has been wasted and hard work is needed for the next stage. He reiterated the need for dialogue with protesters and stressed on the bad economic situation, blaming it on corruption and unsuccessful economic policies.
- Aoun urged protesters to stop using hate speech, which he claimed to be divisive and dangerous.
- Following Aoun's speech, protesters blocked The Ring Bridge and chanted against him.
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