Labor Confederation Accepts Asmar’s Resignation, Calls for His Release

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The Labor Confederation on Monday accepted the resignation of Beshara al-Asmar, the chief of General Confederation of Lebanese Workers, after his leaked insulting remarks against revered late ex-patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir.

The Confederation’s secretariat held a press conference saying that Beshara’s resignation was accepted as they called for his release.

Asmar’s leaked remarks have sparked a storm of outrage in the country. He has been summoned for interrogation and was in detention, amid calls for stripping him of his post.

A video went viral on social media on Friday showed Asmar mocking Sfeir, who passed away at the age of 99, shortly before a televised press conference.

Asmar was unaware his microphone was on before the conference.

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Thumb whyaskwhy 20 May 2019, 18:53

Just goes to show you those who continue to support Syria in Lebanon. Who remembers the days when 20 students from the Orange party were rallying against the Sryian regime? look how cheaply they were sold out.....