The statement stated: “On October 14, 2021, while a number of protesters headed to the Adliya area for a sit-in, a dispute and exchange of fire occurred in the Tayouneh area – Badaro, which led to the killing of a number of citizens and wounding others.”
He added, “Immediately, the army reinforced its deployment in the area, conducting foot and motorized patrols, and raided a number of places in search of the shooters, and arrested nine people from both sides, including a Syrian.”
He continued, “Investigations were launched with the detainees under the supervision of the competent judiciary. The army command made contacts with the concerned parties on both sides to contain the situation and prevent a slide towards sedition.”
The Lebanese army reiterated its “not tolerating any armed men, while army units continue to deploy in the area to prevent renewed clashes.”
Today, the vicinity of the Palace of Justice in Beirut witnessed great tension, as supporters of the Hezbollah group and the Amal movement gathered for a sit-in against the investigative judge, Tariq Al-Bitar, amid heavy gunfire.
Six people were killed and 16 others were injured in shooting and explosions in the Tayouneh area near the Palace of Justice, against the backdrop of the crisis of the investigative judge in the port explosion, which occurred in August 2020.