Hezbollah and Amal Movement: We Call on all Supporters Not be Drawn into Sedition
Hezbollah and the Amal Movement stressed that the attack by armed and organized groups aims to drag the country into intentional sedition.
Hezbollah and the Amal Movement released an official statement regarding the attack on the peaceful demonstration in the Tayouneh area: "At 10:45, peaceful demonstrators in front of the Palace of Justice were subject to fire from snipers".
The statement pointed out that snipers opened fire from the roofs of buildings, which led to the killing of a number of victims and serious injuries.
Hezbollah and the Amal movement stressed that the attack carried out by armed and organized groups aims to drag the country into intentional sedition.
The statement also clarified that instigators and parties hiding behind the blood of the victims and martyrs of the Beirut Port Blast bear the responsibility of the sedition, calling on the Lebanese army to take responsibility and intervene quickly to stop the criminals.
The statement also called on all supporters and partisans to remain calm and not be drawn into malicious sedition.
#حركة_أمل وحزب الله في بيان مشترك حول الاعتداء على التظاهرة في منطقة الطيونة: يهدف إلى جر البلد لفتنة مقصودة يتحمل مسؤوليتها المحرضون والجهات التي تتلطى خلف دماء ضحايا وشهداء المرفأ من أجل تحقيق مكاسب سياسية مغرضة ٢/١ pic.twitter.com/CI5bdOUQrz— حركة أمل (@harakatamal) October 14, 2021
Earlier, Al Mayadeen's correspondent in Lebanon reported that six peaceful protesters were killed and more than sixty were wounded after being shot by snipers in the Tayouneh area of Beirut. Al Mayadeen correspondent also confirmed that the Commandos Regiment of the Lebanese Army reinforced its deployment in the Tayouneh area to contain the situation.
Our correspondent also confirmed that the army arrested one of the snipers.
Commenting on the events in Tayouneh, the Lebanese army issued a statement saying that protesters were exposed to bursts of fire while heading to the Justice Palace area in Beirut which prompted the army to rush and cordon off the Tayouneh area in Beirut.