Protests continue, solidarity with survivors of sexual abuse
- On the revolution's 52 day, protesters marched in silence from Bliss Street in Beirut to Martyrs' Square in solidarity with survivors of sexual harassment. This was inspired by a global stunt that started in the Chile protests.
- In Tripoli, a march made stops at the houses of politicians, including Mohamad Kabbara, Najib Mikati, Samir Jisr, Ahmad Fatfat, Faysal Karami. Clashes with Karami supporters occurred in front of his house.
- From Tyre, a bus convoy carried protesters through Sidon, Jal el Dib, and other cities before dropping them off in Beirut Martyrs' Square in the evening.
Nuns released in sexual abuse case, as 2 toddlers go missing
- Two nuns from the organization "Mission of Life" were arrested for defying juvenile court orders by refusing to hand over two toddlers. They were then released from detention a few hours later, early Saturday, upon order from Judge Ghada Aoun.
- A juvenile court order, which cited harassment and sexual abuse, as well as suspicions of child trafficking, had ordered the transfer of 5 orphans from under the care of the organization. The nuns in charge refused to hand over two toddlers, claiming that the organization took its orders from the religious courts, not the judiciary.
- The whereabouts of the toddlers remain unknown.
Man attempts to set himself on fire in Riad el Solh
- A man attempted to set himself on fire in Riad el Solh Square during a protest but was then saved by protesters. According to protesters, the man, who had eight kids, claimed he couldn't afford medicine.
- He was transferred to Geitawi Hospital for recovery.
- Eyewitnesses told the press that the man had previously threatened to commit suicide. In the morning, protesters took away two bottles of gasoline he had before sitting him down for a talk. Protesters offered to help but the man relapsed in the evening during a protest.
- Following the event, an argument erupted with some reporters on the ground over what protesters considered traditional media's sensational coverage of a suicide attempt.
Sheikh incites violence against journalist Dima Sadek
- From his stand in Nabatieh congregation hall, Sheikh Mahmoud Berjawi accused journalist Dima Sadek of promiscuity and high treason before calling for the "crucifixion" of those like her and the amputation of their arms and legs.
- "[Dima Sadek can be] immoral, loose, and betraying and [she] can work with the enemy, and cause death, the Sheikh said to his congregation, before calling her "corrupt and deviant."
- This came after Sadek's phone got stolen at the Ring protests. Sadek put out a video asking her aggressor whether theft and violating a woman's privacy were condoned by Islamic law.
- Sadek considered the speech an incitement for murder and called upon authorities to take action.
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