Thousands Demonstrate in Tripoli Against Assad, Accuse Lebanese Authorities of Being an Accomplice
Thousands of people demonstrated in the northern port city of Tripoli on Friday night to protest Syrian President Bashar Assad’s deadly crackdown on pro-freedom protestors.
The demonstrators marched at around 11:00 pm in several Tripoli neighborhoods after holding a sit-in at the city’s al-Tall square. They returned to the square and held prayers for the soul of thousands of people killed by the regime in Syria.
The protestors chanted slogans against the Assad regime and in favor of the “oppressed” people of Syria.
During the sit-in, Sheikh Raed Kabbara addressed the crowds criticizing the stance of Lebanese authorities from the deadly assault on Syrian citizens.
Sheikh Raed Hleihel, who is a member of the Ulemas Gathering that organized the march, read a statement saying Syrian authorities were committing “genocide against all opposition activists.”
He accused Lebanese authorities of being an accomplice with the Assad regime.
(Photo courtesy of As Safir newspaper)