PSP to Rally in Support of Syrian People, Expulsion of Syrian Ambassador

Progressive Socialist Party is scheduled to hold a popular rally on Friday afternoon near Samir Kassir Square in downtown Beirut in solidarity with the Syrian people and to demand the expulsion of the Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim Ali.

“This rally comes in support of the political stances that are biased in favor of the Syrian people and to denounce the persistent of the killing machine,” the party’s media officer, Rami al-Rayyes, told the daily on Thursday.

He pointed out that the Syrian Ambassador “can no longer stay in Beirut” over the “daily massacres committed against the Syrian people by the regime.”

On Wednesday, the March 14 alliance’s youth movement and activists marched to the Foreign Ministry in Ashrafiyeh to demand the expulsion of the Syrian Ambassador.

Rayyes noted that the party had previously held several sit-ins to support the Syrian people and to protest the disappearance of Shebli al-Aysami.

Al-Aysami, 87, a co-founder of Syria's ruling Baath party, who fled his native country in 1966 over political differences, was last seen in May 2011 in Aley.

Over 25,000 people have been killed since the uprising against President Bashar Assad's rule broke out in March last year.

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