Berri on Ain el-Tineh Incident: Police were Nervous over Coronavirus

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After clashes between Parliament police and protesters over the weekend, Speaker Nabih Berri attributed the incident to “nervous” police members over the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monday.

“God forgive all! Some have decided to protest near Ain el-Tineh (the Speakership residence) and the guards were nervous and pressured over security concerns and fears of coronavirus transmission. Moreover, due to some provocations, some lost their nerves and what happened, happened,” said Berri in remarks to the newspaper.

The Speaker said he supports the demands of “sincere” protesters.

Clashes erupted over the weekend between a group of activists and security guards near Ain el-Tineh.

Activists published photos and video recordings on social media showing vehicles with smashed glass. They accused the parliament police who is also charged with protecting the speaker’s headquarters in Ain el-Tineh of assaulting them.

On the Lebanon's negotiations with the IMF, Berri said he is interested in approving the reform projects. “Likewise, I am doing my best to unify the approaches of the government and the central bank’s financial file in order to strengthen Lebanon's position in negotiations with the International Monetary Fund.”

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Comments 6
Thumb Geralt 01 June 2020, 11:27

The true bay el kel, the one that's screwing us for the last 30 years! Haram Aoun is been back for just 15, don't blame him for all the troubles...

Missing samiam 01 June 2020, 12:31

“God forgive all! Some have decided to protest near Ain el-Tineh (the Speakership residence) and the guards were nervous and pressured over security concerns and fears of coronavirus transmission. Moreover, due to some provocations, some lost their nerves and what happened, happened,” said Berri in remarks to the newspaper.

He really is a politician---that is the biggest pile of BS one can say, and why did it take him so long to say it. 'killum y3ne killum'.

Thumb janoubi 01 June 2020, 14:07

"Berri on Ain el-Tineh Incident: Police were Nervous over Coronavirus"

Sure sure ya pos!

Thumb s.o.s 01 June 2020, 15:49

Michel Hayek saw a country without government and president, it’s all in today’s L’Orient-Le Jour. But Berri the criminal seems to be eternal.

Thumb whyaskwhy 02 June 2020, 03:12

Micheal Hayak cannot see as far as his nose goes, any two bit pudint can be a soothsayer in a 3 world country. If he could predict anything he would not e in Lebanon....

Thumb s.o.s 02 June 2020, 04:39

Sure, but I hope he’s right, I just don’t want Aoun to die of old age .... I want him tried for his countless crimes.