Hariri withdraws candidacy for Prime Minister
- In a statement made on his Twitter account, Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri withdrew his name from consideration for the premiership.
- Hariri reiterated his commitment to the statement "Not me, but someone else" for the formation of a new government, adding that he did not see any solution out of the economic crisis besides the formation of a government of experts. He also denounced accusations of obstructing the formation of the cabinet, and praised the role that women were playing in political leadership.
Hezbollah and Amal supporters attack Baalbeck protesters
- In a continuation of the attacks in Tyre, Nabatieh, and Beirut on Monday night, Hezbollah and Amal Movement supporters ambushed protesters in Baalbeck's Motran Square on Tuesday evening.
- This occurred after the two parties' supporters held a vigil in Baalbeck in the memory of the two victims of Monday morning's fatal car accident- an event that Hezbollah labelled a "terrorist crime", inculpating protesters.
- Amal and Hezbollah supporters reportedly surrounded a building in which protesters hid, and then proceeded to demolish tents.
Solidarity protest in Tyre following Hezbollah and Amal supporters attack
- Citizens of Tyre gathered on Alam Square to announce their solidarity with the protesters who were attacked by Hezbollah and Amal Movement supporters the night before. Protesters also chanted in solidarity with Baalbeck, which was undergoing a similar attack.
- In a violent show of forces, dozens of Hezbollah and Amal movement supporters attacked the protest tents in Alam Square in Tyre on Monday night, burning tents, beating up protesters and demolishing their property. Gunshots were heard.
On Day 41, protests continue in spite of threats
- Amid rising tensions and deteriorating economic conditions, protesters remained in the squares, albeit in fewer numbers, to insist on their demands. Demonstrations continued in Tripoli, Tyre, Baalbeck, Sidon, Akkar, and various other regions.
- Protesters also began a 24 hour sit-in in front of the Central Bank in Beirut.
- In Baabda, demonstrators called for by Saba'a Party gathered in order to denounce President Aoun's delay in assigning a new Prime Minister. A group of Free Patriotic Movement supporters, in turn, arrived to intercept the protesters; their standoff turned violent. Security Forces and the army intervened to separate the two.
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