The people of Lebanon took to the streets of Beirut on a solemn anniversary, commemorating the assassination of Rafik Hariri. They did so by calling out the name of his son, Saad Hariri, in a show of remembrance.
Saad Hariri had resigned as Prime Minister due to growing Iranian involvement in Lebanon and fears of assassination. In 2022, he announced his retirement from political life, citing Iran’s influence on the country through Hezbollah as one of the reasons for his decision. He even urged his party not to run in the parliamentary elections.
The anniversary of Rafik Hariri’s assassination is an important and emotional day for the people of Lebanon. It serves as a reminder of the impact that his legacy had on the country and the ongoing struggles and challenges that they face. The public display of remembrance and unity in Beirut is a powerful symbol of the lasting impact that Rafik Hariri’s life and legacy has had on Lebanon and its people.