“Naharnet: The Lebanese army sent reinforcements to Fanar, al-Zaatarieh, al-Ruweisat and patrols were seen roaming the streets.”
These are mixed Christian- Shia areas in Jdeideh, North Metn, where there’s already a lot of tension because of Hezbollah’s activities in the region.
And then other areas of Beirut:
“Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) took strict security measures in downtown Beirut after crowds gathered in some neighborhoods of the capital on Tuesday morning.
According to the report, the LAF is taking especially tight measures near the Riyadh al-Solh statue downtown.
The army also set up a checkpoint near the Hotel Gabriel in Achrafieh, which is close to the March 14 General Secretariat office, the report added.
The situation in the streets of Beirut was restored to normal after crowds gathered in some neighborhoods of the capital on Tuesday morning.
The National News Agency (NNA) reported that crowds gathered at around 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday in some Beirut neighborhoods, including Tayyouneh, Ras al-Nabeh, Zqaq al-Blat, Bechara al-Khoury, and reached the Beirut airport road.”
Are we going back to the sit-in? Just a question.
Because that’s not gonna be good for Downtown Beirut. I remember the empty cafes before May 7 2008 and then the joy after Doha and people smoking arghileh in Place de L’Etoile. Why kill that spirit again?