Army Stops ‘Provocative’ Hizbullah, AMAL Supporters on Motorbikes
Oct. 22, 2019
The Lebanese Army cracked down on Hizbullah and AMAL Movement supporters on motorbikes as they aggressively roamed some streets in Beirut carrying the parties’ flags and shouting insults against what they called “the revolution.”
The motorbikes on Monday evening tried to provoke the protesters in downtown Beirut and infiltrate their ranks but the army prevented them.
The army upped security measures on all the roads leading to Beirut’s Riad al-Solh Square.
The motorbikes have reportedly “returned to Beirut’s southern suburbs” after roaming the capital’s streets.
The National News Agency said the motorbikes passed through the Ras al-Nabaa, Verdun and Tariq al-Jedideh areas.
Video footage meanwhile showed them passing outside Speaker Nabih Berri’s headquarters in Ain el-Tineh while shouting loyalist slogans.