Aoun, Hariri, Berri Make Joint Appearance at Military Parade

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Lebanon's top politicians are attending a military parade on the country's 76th Independence Day.

They appeared together Friday for the first time since the government resigned amid nationwide protests.

President Michel Aoun, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and resigned Prime Minister Saad Hariri sat together under a canopy at the Defense Ministry.

The traditional military parade in central Beirut has been called off as a protest camp still occupies the area, more than a month after anti-government demonstrations broke out.

The limited Independence Day display reflects the nation's somber mood.

Lebanon is facing its most serious political and economic crises in years. A deadlock among the top leaders has failed to produce a government.

Hariri resigned two weeks into the protests, which have targeted Lebanon's entire political class.

Comments 6
Thumb lebanonforever 22 November 2019, 10:59

this is a sorry sober of un-unified corrupt picture if one ever sees one..

I'm embarrassed for them.. their greed, ego mania for power..

They need to "let it go".. and disappear

Thumb s.o.s 22 November 2019, 13:02

libérés, délivrés, non ils ne mentiront plus jamais...

Thumb s.o.s 22 November 2019, 13:03

This is their last military parade. I hope they enjoyed every nano second of it.

Thumb thepatriot 22 November 2019, 13:30

Drop the bomb...

Missing rabiosa 22 November 2019, 16:50

Why even have a military parade? The only countries that still do are military dictatorships, communists regimes, despotic iron fisted rulers. Maybe that's what we have in Lebanon.

Thumb whyaskwhy 23 November 2019, 00:36

Thats exactly why Rabiosa simply because there was free food and a place to make them feel important. Our army is to protect the despots who are sitting there smiling while people in the streets get beat.