Protesters Rally at Military Court after Tripoli Detainees Charged with 'Terror'


Anti-government protesters on Monday rallied outside the Military Court in Beirut and blocked the road in both directions, demanding the release of detainees held over the recent violent protests in Tripoli.

In a speech at the site, the protesters rejected military trials for “those who rebelled against authorities’ corruption, the difficult living situations and the current collapse,” demanding the immediate release of the detainees.

Al-Jadeed TV meanwhile reported that State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Fadi Akiki has charged 35 Tripoli suspects with “terror.”

“Some of them are detained and some had been released,” it added.

The recent demos in Tripoli erupted over dire economic conditions aggravated by a strict Covid-19 lockdown. The protests quickly turned violent and involved the torching of the city’s municipal building and attacks on the main government building, known as the Serail, which according to security forces involved the use of several military-grade hand grenades.

Comments 6
Thumb 22 February 2021, 17:04

Revolting against state corruption is terrorism now// wtf!?

Thumb justin 22 February 2021, 17:22

Not defending what happened in Tripoli, but to charge them with Terrorism is a joke! However, when an armed militia invades Beirut (like on May 7th), kills and wreaks havoc, nothing is done. Eventually, we are heading for another civil war.

Thumb barrymore 22 February 2021, 17:27

When the Shia shoot and kill army soldiers, they are not charged with even bad behaviour:)

أنهت مديرية المخابرات في الجيش،، اليوم الإثنين، عملية أمنية كبيرة في منطقة العسيرة بعلبك ادت الى مقتل مطلوب من آل ياغي واصابة آخرين، بحسب ما افادت مراسلة "لبنان 24"، فيما ينفذ الجيش في هذه الأثناء مداهمات في نبحا للبحث عن مطلوبين.

وأشارت المصادر الى أن الجيش استقدم طائرات لمراقبة المداهمة من نوع "الغزال" و"السسنا" للبحث. وأشارت المراسلة الى تطور الموقف بعد اطلاق نار من قبل المطلوب ح. ر. على القوة المداهمة حيث سقط جرحى بين عناصر مديرية المخابرات بينهم ضابط برتبة نقيب.

وكانت قيادة الجيش أعلنت أن "وحدات من الجيش تطوق مجموعة من المطلوبين في منطقة العسيرة بعلبك اثناء عمليات دهم وسط تبادل لاطلاق النار".استقدام-طائرة-ومقتل-مطلوب-عمليات-الدهم-في-العسيرة

Thumb janoubi 22 February 2021, 23:28

This is 'resistance' in its purest form:)

Missing kazan 22 February 2021, 17:42

Often quality is more important than quantity, unfortunately in politics quantity matters. The feudal/religion system in Lebanon , succeeded to keep the population divided, therefore demonstrations and uprisings seldom involved all the population, only in 2005 when the cedar revolution took place, the Lebanese could get rid of the Syrian regime. Unfortunately the Lebanese population is brainwashed to be willingly divided, demonstrations or objections remain on small community level and not united for nation wide uprising. Of course the warlords whether they are in the government or in the opposition they will keep it this way. Divide and rule that's their strategy.

Thumb janoubi 22 February 2021, 23:27

But this is not terrorism!

سماء بعلبك تشتعل بالقذائف الصاروخية.. اشتباكات عنيفة ورصاص يملأ المكان!سماء-بعلبك-تشتعل-بالقذائف-الصاروخية-ا/