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The Lebanese president warns of the “atmosphere of civil war” in the face of growing protests against the economic crisis

June 25, 2020

Lebanese President Michel Aoun warned this Thursday of the “atmosphere of civil war” that has raged in the recent protests against the deep economic crisis in the country and criticized the “sectarian and denominational undertones” of the situation.

Aoun, who led a “National Union” meeting that was still boycotted by the opposition, including former Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s party, emphasized that “civil peace is a” red line “” and “reinforce it there.” it is everyone’s responsibility. “

“What has happened on the streets in recent weeks, particularly in Tripoli, Beirut and Ain el Remané, must ring the alarm bells of everyone to recognize the security threats that have tried to stir up social pressures by pulling the riot trigger” , has maintained.

The Lebanese president warns of the “atmosphere of civil war” in the face of growing protests against the economic crisis
The Lebanese president warns of the “atmosphere of civil war” in the face of growing protests against the economic crisis

The Lebanese president has argued that “it is evident that some are trying to use people’s anger and legitimate demands to stimulate violence and chaos, to satisfy suspicious external agendas, and to gain political benefits for internal parties.”