Scuffles at Interior Ministry after Protesters Attacked in Ain el-Tineh

W460

Scuffles erupted Friday evening between anti-government protesters and riot police outside the Interior Ministry in Sanayeh.

The National News Agency said the confrontation broke out after police tried to push the protesters away from the area.

“Security forces managed to push them back to the intersection leading to Hamra Street, as protesters insisted to stay at the spot they retreated to, with some of them lying on the ground to express rejection of what happened,” NNA added.

The demonstrators had headed to the Interior Ministry to protest what they called an attack on them by Parliament Police outside Speaker Nabih Berri's residence in Ain el-Tineh.

Online videos showed several of the protesters' cars with smashed windshields and windows and at least one injured demonstrator. Activists said a number of female protesters were also beaten up.

Anti-government protesters have rallied outside the houses of several politicians in recent days. The politicians included Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil, Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat and MP Jamil al-Sayyed.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 7
Thumb whyaskwhy 29 May 2020, 21:46

Brave soles and surely a minority in Lebanon. May your flame ignite a fire in the Lebanese...one day soon...

Thumb s.o.s 29 May 2020, 21:51

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Missing charles.vaughn.961 30 May 2020, 09:08

I know this is minor but I do not live in Lebanon, but I like to follow what is going on in the country. Part of that is following events using a map. In this article it says people were "push them back to the intersection leading to Hamra Street". Ain El Tineh is no where near Hamra street. Could the Naharnet Newsdesk be a little more specific in naming locations. If you live in Beirut, you may know exactly where this happened. To anyone else, it is baffling.

Missing charles.vaughn.961 30 May 2020, 09:08

I know this is minor but I do not live in Lebanon, but I like to follow what is going on in the country. Part of that is following events using a map. In this article it says people were "push them back to the intersection leading to Hamra Street". Ain El Tineh is no where near Hamra street. Could the Naharnet Newsdesk be a little more specific in naming locations. If you live in Beirut, you may know exactly where this happened. To anyone else, it is baffling.

Thumb Geralt 30 May 2020, 13:18

The trial of Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu was a short trial held on 25 December 1989 by an Exceptional Military Tribunal, a drumhead court-martial created at the request of a newly formed group called the National Salvation Front, resulting in the death sentence and execution of former Romanian President and Romanian Communist Party General Secretary, Nicolae Ceaușescu, and his wife, Elena Ceaușescu.

Thumb Geralt 30 May 2020, 13:20

History repeats itself and on one day the balance will tip between those who held dictatorships for so long and those who will judge them for their mischief!

Thumb Geralt 30 May 2020, 13:18

The trial of Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu was a short trial held on 25 December 1989 by an Exceptional Military Tribunal, a drumhead court-martial created at the request of a newly formed group called the National Salvation Front, resulting in the death sentence and execution of former Romanian President and Romanian Communist Party General Secretary, Nicolae Ceaușescu, and his wife, Elena Ceaușescu.