The families of Beirut Port Explosion victims are preparing for a march on August 4th to commemorate the first anniversary of the tragedy.
The families have called for wide participation in their Wednesday protest that will call for justice for the blast victims and involve prayers and religious ceremonies in their memory.
The march and demonstration will take place according to the following schedule:
Departure from Gemmayze Street (Paul restaurant side), at 3:30 PM
Departure from the Beirut Fire Brigade, at 4 PM
Arrival at the entrances of the Port of Beirut, at 5:15 PM
Quran and Doua’ recitals, at 5:50 PM
Recital of the names of the victims against the backdrop of bells and Takbir, at 6:07 PM
Commencement of Divine Mass service, at 6:10 PM
The Divine Mass service inside the Beirut Port may only be attended by the families of the blast victims, who can do so through the port’s eastern gate (Brazil Street), where a large screen will be installed for the occasion.
It is to note that August 4th has been declared a day of national mourning in Lebanon.