Posters in Hamra Area Accuse Ministers, MPs of Breaching Public Moralityإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Pictures of a number of ministers and MPs have been posted along the walls of the Hamra area in Beirut, accusing them of “breaching public morality.”
Some posters also accused them of being “racist” and “sectarian.”
The posters did not discriminate between the rival March 8 and 14 camp officials.
The development comes in light of the detention of two stand-up comedians for breaching public morality.
Edmond Haddad, known for his role on al-Jadeed television’s Chi.N.N. comedy show, and Rawiya al-Shab, who is a theater and film actress, were detained for a stand-up show they presented in 2009 at a pub in Gemmayzeh.
A local media outlet was covering the event and reported that their act had violated public morals when the comedians acted out a public auction in which men were auctioned off as a joke.
During the sketch, Haddad also showed some of his underwear, much to the disappointment of the unnamed media outlet.
Haddad and al-Shab face a month in jail and a fine of LL200,000 if convicted.
Their hearing, which was supposed to be held on Wednesday, was adjourned to May 30.
On April 20, activists Ali Fakhri and Khodr Salameh were arrested for drawing graffiti in support of the Syrian revolution.
They were detained for painting the flag used by rebels in Syria and "The revolution continues" in a district considered supportive of the Damascus regime.
They were released on Saturday.