Hundreds of Thousands Rally For Freedom in Beirut… Hezbollah Thugs Attack
Hundreds of thousands of people crowded central Beirut on Saturday to mark the fourth anniversary of ex-premier Rafiq Hariri’s assassination.
Lebanese supporters of assassinated former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri gather at Martyrs square to mark the fourth anniversary of Hariri’s assassination in Beirut February 14, 2009. (REUTERS/ Hussam Shbaro)
The hundreds of thousands of Hariri supporters rallied for freedom from Syria on this sunny Beirut day. But the demonstration did not go unnoticed by the Hezbollah terrorist organization. The pro-Iranian regime thugs attacked the protesters with rocks, knives and sticks.
At least 30 people were wounded in attacks by March 8 partisans against unarmed civilians who took part in a mass rally in Beirut’s Martyrs Square marking the fourth anniversary of ex-Premier Rafik Hariri’s assassination on Saturday.
Among the victims were attorney Rifaat Sayegh, Wissam Moumneh, Marwan Abdul Qader, Nour al-Arab, Sahar Abdul Rahman, Mohammed Khatib, Ahmed Birjawi, Jamil Mahfouz, two brothers from the Fayed family, Khaled Ghanem and Bilal Najjar.
The victims were evacuated to the Makassed Islamic Hospital in Beirut’s Tarik Jedideh district and the Sacred Heart Hospital in Hazmiyeh.
Army troops intervened to protect hundreds of thousands of unarmed civilians who took part in the rally marking the Hariri crime anniversary.
The attackers used sticks, rocks, daggers and fire arms in their assaults.
The Hezbollah backers attacked the protesters after the rally in several Muslim neighborhoods of Beirut. Lebanese Troops intervened to restore order.
Lebanese supporters of assassinated former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri gather at Martyrs square in Beirut February 14, 2009. (REUTERS/ Hussam Shbaro)