The youth organizations of the March 14 forces on Wednesday held a sit-in at Sassine Square in Ashrafiyeh, amid the deployment of army and Internal Security Forces troops and the remarkable presence of local and international reporters, state-run National News Agency reported.
Demonstrators carried Lebanese flags and the flags of their parties and banners condemning the assassination of Maj. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan, head of the Intelligence Bureau of the Internal Security Forces.
"Enough Crime" and "We're Fed Up with War and Destruction, We Want Security and Stability," read some of the banners.
Protesters demanded the departure of Prime Minister Najib Miqati's government and the expulsion of the Syrian ambassador to Lebanon, chanting patriotic anthems and reciting the names of all the victims of the assassinations that happened over the past seven years.
The demonstrators then marched towards the Grand Serail in Riad al-Solh to demand the government's departure.
Meanwhile, young men from the March 14 forces organized a candlelight vigil outside Miqati's residence in the northern city of Tripoli.
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