6 Teachers Briefly Detained after Scuffles near Baabda Palace


Six teachers staging a sit-in near the presidential palace in Baabda were arrested Thursday after they attempted to block the road, the National News Agency said.

The protest that was held during a cabinet session at the palace witnessed scuffles between teachers and security forces.

Protesters demanded the release of their colleagues and to meet with President Michel Aoun.

NNA later reported that the six teachers were released, identifying them as Wassim Nassar, Mohammed Qassem, Imad al-Armali, Ramadan Hashoum, Ali Khreis and Jaafar Bahsoun.

Education Minister Marwan Hamadeh meanwhile condemned “security forces' behavior against teachers staging a sit-in on the road of the presidential palace.”

“I deplore the unacceptable violence in a republic that claims respecting freedoms,” Hamadeh added.

Comments 6
Thumb ex-fpm 08 February 2018, 16:29

Building a strong, fair and just state where everybody is equal in the eyes of the law is what this presidency all about.

Today, teachers were arrested after attempting to block a road and last week hundreds if not thousands of shia thugs roamed the streets wreaking havoc, blocking streets, burning tires, shooting their automatic weapons, terrorizing civilians, attacking offices and towns and no one got arrested.

Thumb justin 08 February 2018, 16:38

It is sickening, actually!

Thumb i.report 08 February 2018, 17:38

2 poids, 2 mesures. Un pays dirigé par des voyous!

Thumb ashtah 08 February 2018, 19:03

the shia who voted you down, exfpm, thinks you do not have a valid point.!

Thumb i.report 08 February 2018, 19:08

Ça s’appelle un « mutuel » me dit un ami ... et ces gens-là vivent au crochets de la mutuelle ou qu’ils soient.

Thumb justice 08 February 2018, 18:20

Rotten Banana Republic