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World Council for the Cedars Revolution

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Monday, 09 August 2004
Live Coverage - May 7, 2008
   
 

Live Coverage   Strike, Demonstrations across Lebanon
10:15 pm VOL: Hizbullah armed men erected tents on the airport road
9:45 pm VOL: Confrontations between pro and anti government moves to Beqaa districts where burning fires closed the main road leading to Beirut, Chtoura, Taalbaya, and Saadnayel.
8:51 Qabbani called on Hizbullah leaders to pull their armed men out of Beirut's streets and its central district.
8:50 Lebanese Sunna are fed up with Hizbullah practices, Grand Mufti Qabbani said
8:48 Hizbullah is trying to overpower Lebanon, Qabbani added
8:47 Qabbani warned Hizbullah against attacking the Lebanese civilians and hegemony over the Lebanese state and governmental institutions
8:46 Hizbullah has become an armed force aims at occupying Beirut , Qabbani said
8:45 pm Lebanon Grand Mufti Mohammed Qabbani adresses the Lebanese
8:14 Hizbullah mouthpiece Manar tv station: Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri’s Amal movement said the government bears full responsibility of what happened today.
8:15 Saniora also contacted Saudi and Egyptian Foreign Ministers Saoud al-Faisal and Ahmad Abulgheit, and denied contacting U.S. official David Welch
8:13 pm Premier Saniora met Leabnese Forces leader Samir Geagea and telephoned Army Commander Gen. Michel Suleiman and Defense Minister Elias Murr to discuss latest developments.

06:27 pm LBCI tv network: The government may declare state of emergency and a curfew in the coming hours
6:08 pm Premier Fouad Saniora telephoned Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa to inform him of the grave situation in Lebanon.
5:00 pm Hizbullah trucks and buldozers erect more barricades at Beirut International Airport road
4:25 pm Lebanese diva Fairouz is among the arriving passengers trapped at Beirut International Airport.
4:10 pm Demonstrators are bringing tents to the airport road to prepare a lenghty sit-in
4:01 pm Al-Mustaqbal leadership calls for self restraint.
4:00 pm Partisans of Al-Mustaqbal Movement gathering at North Lebanon, Western Biqaa, Kharroub province planning to head to Beirut after the movement’s office at Nuweiri was demolished by the opposition’s attackers.
3:30 pm Sporadic gunfire could be heard in Corniche Mazraa neighborhood.
3:20 pm Fighting renewed in Nwairi-Barbour area where exchanges of gunfire were heard.
3:02 pm Calm prevails over Barbour, Corniche Mazraa and Barbir.
3:00 pm Flights resumed at airport.
2:05 pm Security forces work to contain clashes in Wata Museitbeh


2:00 pm Rocket Propelled Grenades destroy Al Mustaqbal offices in Nwairi, three wounded
1:50 pm Heavy gunfire heard in the area of Beirut Arab University-Cola
1:20 pm Security sources: Al Mustaqbal movement office in Nwairi targeted by grenades and gunshots

 1:15 pm Clashes in Museitbeh between members of Amal and the Progressive Socialist Party
 1:05 pm Reports of street-to-street fighting in Ras al-Nabaa.
 1:00 pm Heavy bursts of gunfire is reported in Nwairi neighborhood.
 12:30 pm Reports that the airport road will remain closed until political progress is achieved.
 12:25 pm Pro-government supporters and opposition members tossed stones at each other in Corniche Mazraa and army troops, trying to disperse the antagonists, were caught in the fight.
 12:15 pm Gunfire is heard in the Tayyouni area.
 11:50 am Security forces opened the road to Beirut port.
 11:45 am The confrontation intensified between pro-government supporters and opposition partisans in Corniche Mazraa; and troops are firing in the air to disperse the demonstrators.
 11:40 am Voice of Lebanon: Lebanese troops arrested two Amal movement members from the rooftop of Moazen building in Beirut and confiscated their sniping rifles.

 1:20 pm Security sources: Al Mustaqbal movement office in Nwairi was targeted by grenades and gunshots
  1:15 pm Clashes in Museitbeh between members of Amal and the Progressive Socialist Party
  1:05 pm Reports of street-to-street fighting in Ras al-Nabaa.
  1:00 pm Heavy bursts of gunfire is reported in Nwairi neighborhood. 
  12:30 pm Reports that the airport road will remain closed until political progress is achieved. 
  12:25 pm Pro-government supporters and opposition members tossed stones at each other in Corniche Mazraa and army troops, trying to disperse the antagonists, were caught in the fight.
  12:15 pm Gunfire is heard in the Tayyouni area.
  11:50 am Security forces opened the road to Beirut port.
  11:45 am The confrontation intensified between pro-government supporters and opposition partisans in Corniche Mazraa; and troops are firing in the air to disperse the demonstrators. 
  11:40 am Voice of Lebanon: Lebanese troops arrested two Amal movement members from the rooftop of Moazen building in Beirut and confiscated their sniping rifles.
  11:32 am Ghosn: The strike will be suspended but we will meet to set another date for the demonstration. 
  11:30 am Ghosn accused authorities of failing to provide protection for demonstrators which led to "suspending" the demonstration, saying GFLU is not responsible for security. 
  11:28 am Ghosn said the demonstration was scheduled to take off from Barbir past Mar Elias all the way down to Hamra street.
  11:25 am Ghosn said the government did not approve a suitable pay raise.
  11:23 am Ghosn accused the government of dividing workers in order to prevent them from taking part in today's strike. 
  11:20 am Ghosn holds a press conference to explain the reasons behind calling off the demonstration. 
  11:14 am Beirut port and airport roads remain closed. 
  11:00 am Zghorta province did not take part in the general strike; and schools and businesses were open.
  10:58 am A quarrel took place in Ras el-Nabaa between supporters of March 14 Forces and the opposition, but was quickly quelled by army troops.
  10:35 am GFLU called off a demonstration that was due to take place at 10 am.
  10:25 am A meeting of the General Federation of Labor Unions (GFLU) headed by Ghassan Ghosn is underway to discuss the fate of a planned demonstration that was due to take place at 10 am. 
  9:50 am Protestors closed Beirut port road with burning tires. 
  9:40 am Aley and Upper Metn are not affected by the strike and traffic is normal from Kahaleh to Sayyad roundabout where army troops set up checkpoints and conducted patrols. 
  9:38 am Lebanese army vehicles arrived at the airport road while trucks continued to unload sand.
  9:35 am Protestors set old cars ablaze to close the Tayyouni road.
  9:32 am A number of small jets were removed from Beirut airport to nearby airports.
  9:30 am Beirut Airport announced it was canceling 32 incoming and outgoing flights.
  9:00 am Around 100 demonstrators came out of the Barbir area and headed towards the entrances to Mar Elias street where they began burning tires.
  8:40 am Protestors tossed a hand grenade on Corniche Mazraa road, wounding three people and two army soldiers.
  8:36 am Protestors smash shop windows along Corniche Mazraa.
  8:35 am Security forces closed the road leading to the Central Bank on the main Hamra thoroughfare as a precautionary measure.
  8:32 am Sodeco-Beshara Khoury road closed with cement blocks and garbage containers.
  8:31 am Protestors close Ras el-Nabaa road that leads to downtown Beirut with garbage containers. 
  8:30 am Security forces closed Clemenceau road that leads to the residence of Druze leader Walid Jumblat.
  8:05 am Masked men came out of Barbour area towards Abu Haidar mosque. 
  8:00 am Masked gunmen came out of Khandaq al-Ghamiq, burned tires on Salim Salam bridge and prevented motorists from passing. 
  7:57 am Protestors in Shtoura are getting ready to close the road. 
  7:50 am Airport-Cocodie road closed with cement barricades. 
  7:48 am Protestors closed Douris road in Baalbek, east Lebanon, but was soon opened by Lebanese army troops.
  7:42 am Khalde road closed.
  7:38 am Total closure of Salim Salam Bridge and the Kuwaiti embassy roundabout.
  7:34 am A group of about 500 protestors are gathered on the airport road, now closed with earthmounds.
  7:14 am Protestors close Zahrani road in south Lebanon. 
  7:09 am Tiro-Shweifat road closed with burning tires.
  7:04 am Sultan Ibrahim and Marriott Hotel roads closed.
  7:01 am Protestors closed Corniche Mazraa thoroughfare with garbage containers. 
  6:42 am Normal life continues in Batroun where roads and schools are open.
  6:41 am Roads are open in Ashrafiyeh, Baabda, Jbeil, Kesrouan, Metn, Aley, the Chouf mountains and Zahle which are not taking part in the strike or demonstrations. 
  6:40 am Tension in the streets of Borj Abu Haidar, Bashoura and Salim Salam. 
  6:39 am Airport road closed with burning tires. 
  6:38 am Protestors went out of their tent city in downtown Beirut and closed the Ring overpass.
  6:37 am Protestors close Salim Salam bridge, Shatilla area with stolen cars.
  6:35 am Demonstrators burn tires in Ouzai, Qassqass, airport road.


 



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