Hizb ut-Tahrir Lebanon to show support for Syrian uprising
BEIRUT: A pan-Islamist party will hold a sit-in in support of the uprising in Syria in a mosque in Downtown Beirut Friday.
Hizb ut-Tahrir, which considers all rulers of Arab states “illegitimate” because they are “pro-Western,” will hold the sit-in in the courtyard of the Omari Mosque following Friday prayers. Last month, the party staged a demonstration in the northern city of Tripoli in support of Syrian protesters.
Ahmad Qasas, media official for Hizb ut-Tahrir, told The Daily Star that protesters would stay inside the mosque in order to prevent security problems.
Asked whether participants would come from Tripoli, where the party usually holds demonstrations, Qasas said that all of the people of Lebanon were invited.
As for expected attendance, Qasas said the turnout would depend on measures taken by security personnel.
He said the police and security personnel took very strict measures when the party staged its recent demonstration in Tripoli, which prevented many people from joining the protests.