Supporters of Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri took to the streets on Sunday to demand the disarmament of the Shiite armed group Hezbollah.
Tens of thousands of people gathered in the Martyrs’ Square in downtown Beirut to show support for Hariri, whose national unity government collapsed after the withdrawal of ministers affiliated with Hezbollah over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), probing the 2005 assassination of the caretaker prime minister’s father, statesman Rafik Hariri.
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From PressTV (video):
“We are calling for a government with one army, strong, which stands on its own feet in front of the Israeli enemy,” said Hariri.
He made the remarks as March 14 supporters converged on Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square to mark the sixth anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, a Press TV correspondent reported from Beirut on Sunday.
The main theme of the March 14 anniversary was the disarmament of Hezbollah.
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