Hankache Comments on Jal el-Dib Scuffle Between Protesters and Soldiers

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Hankache Comments on Jal el-Dib Scuffle Between Protesters and Soldiers

Kataeb MP Elias Hankache on Friday commented on the scuffle that erupted between protesters and Lebanese army soldiers in Jal el-Dib early morning as the latter was trying to forcibly open the road.

“Surely, a few soldiers do not represent the Lebanese Army, this main institution we love and trust and whose presence is to protect the Lebanese citizens from assailants and not the opposite; unless we are mistaken,” Hankache wrote on Twitter.

Following protesters’ attempts to block the road in the area, a video circulated social media showing four soldiers pushing a man to the ground and kicking him after the road was opened, while in another video an officer attempted to stop the person filming.

A number of protesters were arrested and then released from the Sarba barracks.

Source: Kataeb.org