Lebanese People Are Taking Down & Burning Soleimani’s Posters Across Lebanon (Video)

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Lebanese took to the streets on Wednesday to protest against the flood of pictures of the late leader of ’s Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, after their tweets stormed social media against what they called “signs of occupation.”

The protesters tore down and burned the posters of Soleimani and raised instead photos of the two main Lebanese martyr leaders who were assassinated on ’s soil: Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and President Bashir Gemayel.

A clash also occurred between supporters of Hezbollah and the Communist Party in the town of Adloun in southern , during which photos of the leaders of both parties were torn down.

This comes after ’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Airforce Commander, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, stated that “all the missile capabilities of Gaza and have been supported by , and they are the front line to confront Israel.

His comments fueled a wave of anger from the Lebanese people and politicians, who rejected the notion of risking its sovereignty and independence.

The head of the Lebanese , Sami Gemayel, warned that the Iranian statements put Lebanon as the front line for in its permanent struggle with the whole world.

Hezbollah’s weapons do not protect Lebanon, but rather expose it to an economic blockade and military adventures,” Gemayel said on Twitter.

However, supporters of the -backed Hezbollah party in Lebanon, praised the erection of Soleimani’s statue in , which was organized by the municipality of Ghobeiry, in cooperation with the Siyaj Association.

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