Aoun and Hariri Call Off Cabinet Session, PM to Address Nation


President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Friday called off a cabinet session scheduled for the afternoon amid massive protests across the country over government plans to hike taxes.

The cabinet session had been scheduled to be held at 2:00 pm at the Baabda Palace.

The decision to convene cabinet in an emergency session had been taken following phone talks overnight between Aoun and Hariri after the protests escalated and turned violent in some regions.

The protests, the biggest in recent years, have left two people dead and dozens injured while most roads in the country have been blocked.

Hariri's office meanwhile announced that the premier will address the nation from his office at the Grand Serail at 6:00 pm.

Comments 3
Thumb libanaisresilient 18 October 2019, 16:24

Just ask your Pal Choucair to resign, that Fat guy is totally clueless! How come to propose applying fees on WhatsApp calls?? The only thing that pervert knows is to convince virgins to help him m@sturbate by social media! Send that disgusting man home

Thumb thepatriot 18 October 2019, 18:18

And this will calm you down resilient??
They can all go hang themselves! Maybe then, the people will calm down...

Thumb whyaskwhy 18 October 2019, 21:42

Libres why do you consistently have the eye of the perverted mind? your juxtaposition for every situation seems to be based on a form of deviation for the same thing....perversion again?!! Strange at any rate or then again there could more than meets the eye here. I do agree that the current politicians across the board should be relieved of their duties and one can only hope that they are also prosecuted in turn for what they have mismanaged and or pilfered in Lebanon.