The Kataeb party deemed the UNESCO surroundings as terrifying, saying that they felt like they were entering a militia center not a Parliamentary session.
Kataeb MP Nadim Gemayel on Tuesday slammed the scene of civilians and non-civilians heavily armed in the surroundings of the UNESCO Palace where the legislative session is being held, deeming it as a terrifying scene.
“The scene is horrifying; it is like we were entering a milita center not a Parliamentary session,” Gemayel said addressing Speaker Nabih Berri in the beginning of the legislative session.
“Those standing outside the UNESCO building are Internal Security Forces members and the ones standing inside are the Parliament police,” Berri responded.
For his part, Kataeb leader Samy Gemayel stressed that they have verified the identities of the civil and political members, affirming that they are not affiliated to the Internal Security Forces.
According to some information, there are more than 100 heavily armed civilians in the UNESCO surroundings and on all checkpoints.
MTV later reported that all the security members that were wearing civilian clothing have withdrew from the UNESCO surroundings after the Kataeb party have objected their presence.