Lebanese Lawyer Brutally Beaten During Protests

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Activist lawyer Wassef Al-Harakeh was attacked by riot police on Friday evening during protests outside of ESA Business School in the Clemenceau district of Beirut.

Protesters wanted to confront Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh and trapped him inside the building by demonstrating outside.

Outside of the building, where Riad Salameh was reportedly giving a lecture, Al-Harakeh led the protest, speaking out against Salameh, Lebanese politicians, and corruption.

Clashes broke out between riot police and protesters during which injuries were reported.

Lawyer Al-Harakeh, who was participating in the demonstration, suffered serious injuries. He got away with fractures in his ribs and was rushed to the hospital.

Al-Harakeh is known for being vocal and speaking up against corruption. This is not the first time he was harmed for his activism.

In July, he was brutally attacked by four unknown thugs on motorcycles. While making his way to the hospital, he shared the incident online, where he was visibly out of breath and bleeding from his head.

Not long ago, a lawyer was assaulted and unjustly arrested by Lebanese authorities. A video emerged of Melhem Khalaf going off on security forces for their aggression against lawyers.

Meanwhile, the criminals of the Beirut Port’s explosion that caused so many human and material losses are still at large, and those who caused the collapse of the state, and those have appropriated people’s savings, and those who are driving the nation to hunger are still untouched by the law.

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