Hariri supporters block roads in Beirut after Wahhab says PM is not qualified to be building janitor

Saad Hariri at the governmental palace in Beirut, Lebanon on October 24, 2017 (Photo by Reuters)

A number of roads have been blocked by the supporters of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut, today, after recent comments made by former minister Wiam Wahhab on the Future Movement leader’s qualifications.

The Future Movement supporters blocked the roads between Qasqas, the Sports City, Cola Roundabout, Corniche-Al-Mazra Highway, and Tariq Jdideh.

The coastal highway linking Beirut to Saida (var. Sidon) was previously blocked last night; it has since been reopened after protesters dispersed.

The protesters are demonstrating in response to Wahhab’s comments regarding Hariri’s qualifications to be Lebanon’s Prime Minister.

“Had his father not been the martyr premier (Rafik Hariri), no one would have even appointed him as a building janitor,” Wahhab tweeted.

Wahhab, who has been one of Hariri’s biggest critics, has received backlash from several March 14th bloc politicians, including much of the Future Movement.

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