Lebanese Army Mukahbarat Attacks Protesters in Kesruwan District in Lebanon

January 6, 2020

Protests in the evening of Lebanon's 76th Independence Day celebration in Martyr's Square, Beirut. (photo credit: Nadim Kobeissi)


Statement by AMCD Co-Chair John Hajjar:

I strongly condemn the violence practiced by the military security units of the Lebanese army on peaceful protesters in the Kesruwan district in Lebanon. I urge the State Department to ask the Lebanese army command to stop these units from being in contact with civilian protesters and investigate those responsible for violence against demonstrators. Lebanese Americans cannot and will not stand idle as Lebanese civilians, our people in Lebanon, are beaten on the streets by rogue security elements in the Lebanese army that we taxpayers fund and help.

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