Report: March 14 to Hold Anniversary of ‘Day of Repression’ on August 7
The general-secretariat of the March 14 forces is expected to hold several events on Sunday on the anniversary of the clampdown by the Emile Lahoud regime on opposition activists in 2001, An Nahar daily reported Friday.
The newspaper said March 14 has decided to hold the “Day of Repression” events on August 7, the anniversary of the “attack of the security regime” of Lahoud on people demanding more freedom.
The general-secretariat’s move comes amid a rise in violation of freedoms in the country, an opposition source told An Nahar.
In the events of August 7, 2001, activists were attacked, beaten and arrested by intelligence services at a time when Lebanon was still under Syrian hegemony.