Families of port victims warn that calls for rival rallies are aimed at 'bloodshed'


The main grouping of the families of the Beirut port blast victims warned Saturday that “there are invitations that are being distributed for rallying today at 11am outside the Justice Palace in Beirut.”

“Some of them are supportive of (State Prosecutor) Ghassan Oueidat and some are in favor of his sacking,” the families said in statement.

“As families of victims, we warn that these invitations are aimed, among other things, at causing violence and bloodshed on the streets,” the families warned.

They accordingly called on everyone to “be vigilant and not be lured by those who are trying to drag us into strife,” adding that supporters should exclusively heed protest calls issued by the families of the victims.