The people of Lebanon gathered in Beirut to remember the assassination of Rafik Hariri on this important day. They chanted the name of his son, Saad Hariri, as a tribute to the legacy of their leader.
Saad Hariri stepped down as prime minister in 2022 due to growing concerns about Iranian involvement in Lebanon and the fear of being assassinated like his father. He announced his retirement from political life, citing Iran’s influence on the country through Hezbollah as one of the reasons for his decision. Additionally, he called his party not to run in the parliamentary elections.
The anniversary of Rafik Hariri’s assassination is a significant and emotional day for Lebanon. It serves as a reminder of the impact he had on the country and the ongoing struggles and challenges that its people face. The public display of remembrance and unity in Beirut is a powerful symbol of how deeply Rafik Hariri’s life and legacy have touched the lives of Lebanese citizens.