Berri deplores Hamra street riots

Wed 15 Jan 2020 at 14:43 Politics
NNA - Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, on Wednesday vehemently condemned the riots that stormed Hamra Street on Tuesday evening.


"In my name and that of the House of Parliament, I announce our utter condemnation of Hamra street's ill-fated incident. It is unacceptable. I do not accuse certain people, nor accuse the civil movement; it was something planned and intended by a group of unknown people," Berri said in a statement, wondering whether the aim is to destroy the country.


"Beirut is a capital that belongs to all; it doesn't belong to one rather than the other," Berri added pointing out that the security forces have arrested a number of suspects.


"The perpetrators should be held accountable regardless of their sectarian or political identity," the House Speaker's statement concluded.


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