Lebanese citizens gathered in Beirut to pay tribute to the assassinated former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on the anniversary of his death. They honored his memory by calling out the name of his son, Saad Hariri, in a show of strength and unity.
Saad Hariri resigned from his position as Prime Minister due to growing Iranian influence in Lebanon and the fear of assassination. In 2022, he announced his retirement from political life, citing Iran’s influence on the country through Hezbollah as one of the reasons for his decision. He even urged his party not to run in the parliamentary elections.
The anniversary of Rafik Hariri’s assassination is an important and emotional day for the people of Lebanon. It is a reminder of the impact his legacy had on the country and the ongoing struggles and challenges that they face. The public display of remembrance and unity in Beirut is a powerful symbol of the lasting impact that Rafik Hariri’s life and legacy has had on Lebanon and its people.