Hariri Tells Lebanese to Fight for their Country 'Peacefully’إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Former PM Saad Hariri advised the Lebanese on Saturday not to give up on their country, a day before his scheduled appearance on a giant TV screen during a rally in support of the Syrian people.
“Don't give up on Lebanon. It's your country fight for it peacefully,” the al-Mustaqbal movement leader said on his twitter feed.
“Maybe there are some dark days, but eventually brighter days will come,” he said in response to a tweet from a follower.
Al-Mustaqbal will hold the rally at Martyrs Square in downtown Beirut near the graveyard of slain ex-Premier Rafik Hariri in support of the Syrian uprising against the regime of President Bashar Assad.
Hariri is expected to make an important speech via video link.
The movement’s secretary-general, Ahmed Hariri, said Thursday that the event, which is held “in memory of the martyrs of May 7, 2008,” is aimed at rallying the support of the Lebanese people behind al-Mustaqbal’s stances.
“We will go there to convince those who caused the incidents that that day wasn’t glorious,” Hariri said in reference to Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s claims.
“A lot (of people) remind us of May 7 and this crazy mind still thinks the same way,” he added.
Hizbullah gunmen swept through Sunni neighborhoods of Beirut on May 7, 2008 after the government of then PM Fouad Saniora tried to dismantle the group's telecommunications network.
The fighting that left scores dead brought the country to the brink of a new civil war.