Activists assaulted in downtown Beirut for baking MPs a cake
Activists have just been assaulted by Lebanese security forces after they say they had baked a cake to celebrate two and a half years since parliamentarians cancelled elections and reinstated themselves in breech of the constitution.
In this video one of the activists is violently dragged from central Beirut where Parliament is located:
LBC reporter Foutoun interviews one of the activists who explains that the police attacked them when they had tried to walk the cake over to parliament, which has failed to solve the country’s sanitation crisis and every other dysfunctioning public service. In fact, parliament rarely meets. The activist describes being slapped in the face by security forces while another well known activist Lucien Bourjeily was also beaten: