Demonstrators Hold Candlelight Vigils after Protester Dies of Wounds


Anti-government demonstrators on Tuesday held candlelight vigils in Beirut, Baalbek and Tyre in tribute to Ahmed Toufiq, a protester who died of his wounds Monday after being injured in clashes in the northern city of Tripoli in October.

The demonstrators staged the sit-ins at Beirut’s Martyrs Square, Baalbek’s Khalil Mutran Square and Tyres al-Alam Square.

Toufiq was injured by gunshots fired by the army during a violent demo on Tripoli’s Jemmayzet Street during which a hand grenade was hurled at the army without exploding.

Comments 2
Thumb s.o.s 19 February 2020, 00:05

Allah yir7amo, i read his name in the obituaries on kholood/Naharnet.
Killed by the glorious LAF who shoots at demonstrators only... his blood is on Joseph Aoun’s hands.

Missing Geralt 20 February 2020, 11:51

My dear, the day the LAF soldiers will shift their guns from protecting the ruling class to protect the revolution (when it will start) no crooked politician will be spared, I guarantee you this.

The problem is that the soldiers have to grow a pair before doing so, and unfortunately they once followed a general (an imp) that led to the destruction of the LAF pride, which it hadn't recovered since then!