Lebanese people are showing their discontent with the de facto Islamist microstate in Southern Lebanon, with an Iranian-backed militia that is more powerful than the Lebanese military.
I’m not sure how likely they are to succeed, but this is one movement that we should all support.
Tens of thousands of supporters of Saad al-Hariri, Lebanon’s former prime minister, have rallied in Beirut calling for Hezbollah, the Shia group that toppled him, to give up its weapons.
The rally in the capital’s Martyrs’ Square on Sunday was a show of support for al-Hariri who was pushed into opposition earlier this year when Hezbollah and its allies pulled out of his government.
“It is impossible for weapons to stay raised against the will of a democratic people and against the truth,” al-Hariri told the crowd.
“We want to put [Hezbollah’s weapons] under the control and authority of the state because it’s the army which protects us all.”