Demonstrations continue, environmental concerns a priority
- On the 39th day of the revolution, hundreds marched in the Bisri Valley, protesting against the planned dam construction and changing for better environmental protection. Protesters in Sidon and Beirut held breakfast picnics on the coastline to reclaim public maritime property, while protesters in Tripoli went on a boat tour during which they shed light on environmental issues facing the country.
- In Tyre, protestors also had breakfast in Al-Alam Square. In the evening, they gathered to stream Al Jadeed, after cable providers brought it back following pressure from protesters. In Baalbeck, protestors packed the squares.
- Protestors in Beirut blocked ‘The Ring” highway in the evening, announcing Monday a day of strike.
Five youngsters released in Hammana
- Following their arrest on Saturday evening, five youngsters, including three minors, were released from the Hammana police station. A crowd of protesters awaited their release outside.
- Initial reports indicated that they were arrested for tearing a picture of President Michel Aoun. However, camera footage showed that they had instead removed a banner hanging outside the offices of the Free Patriotic Movement.
- The Army released a statement noting that the Hammana municipal police had initially arrested the youngsters. The Army Intelligence handed the youngsters to military police, who then transferred them to the Internal Security Forces.
- Protesters responded by calling for the ripping of banners, posters of political parties, and flags in solidarity.
Protests against foreign intervention outside U.S. embassy
- Demonstrators gathered near the U.S. embassy in Awkar to protest foreign intervention in the country. Protests were in response to comments by the previous U.S. ambassador to Lebanon, Jeffrey Feltman, who had said on Tuesday that events in Lebanon “fortunately coincide with U.S. interests”.
- Protesters burned American and Israeli flags amid increased security measures and heavy army deployment.
Independent wins seat in Dentistry Syndicate
- In the Medical Dentistry Syndicate, independents claimed one of the two seats they were running for. Ali Yaghi, the independent candidate, attained the highest number of votes (635 out of 1425) and was elected into the council. The list backed by the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) and Hezbollah scored a win for the remaining four seats.
- In the Physical Therapists Syndicate, the list backed by political parties, primarily the FPM and Lebanese Forces, claimed victory over the list backed by independents and the Kataeb Party. Elie Qoweik, supported by the FPM, won Head of the Physical Therapists Syndicate.
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