Sami Gemayel Asks Charbel to Prevent Pro-Assad Demo from 'Provoking' Jdeideh Residentsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Some 300 supporters of the Baath Party, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party and Hizbullah on Thursday staged a demonstration in the Roueisat neighborhood in Northern Metn’s Jdeideh district in support of the embattled Syrian regime.
Demonstrators carried pictures of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun, Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) reported.
The Internal Security Forces prevented the demonstrators from reaching the main street in Jdeideh after MP Sami Gemayel urged Interior Minister Marwan Charbel to take the necessary measures in order to “avoid any clash,” state-run National News Agency reported.
“Following reports about a demo that will be staged … by the Arab Baath Party, the SSNP and Hizbullah in the Roueisat-Jdeideh area in support of the Syrian regime … MP Sami Gemayel quickly telephoned Interior Minister Marwan Charbel asking him to take measures in order to avoid any clash, especially that reports have suggested that the demo will head to the main street in Jdeideh, a thing that will represent a provocation against the area’s residents,” Gemayel said in a statement.
Shortly after Gemayel’s phone call, Charbel informed the lawmaker that “an ISF unit was dispatched to the area and tasked with preventing the demo from reaching the main street and preserving law and order,” NNA said.