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Lebanese parliament gives army emergency powers amid ongoing riots

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Against the backdrop of riots that engulfed Lebanon and did not stop after the resignation of the government, the country's parliament took emergency measures. The parliamentarians have given the army broad powers that allow the Lebanese military to oppose the so-called "activists" in the country. This decision was made due to the fact that the police can no longer cope with the protesters. At the same time, the protesters have already switched to outright provocations - even after their main demand (about the resignation of the cabinet of ministers) was fulfilled.


Parliamentarians have introduced a state of emergency in the country. It is noteworthy that the deputies of the Lebanese parliament refused to introduce a state of emergency immediately after a powerful explosion in the port of Beirut. But the actions of the demonstrators forced them to take such a step.

The introduction of a state of emergency allows servicemen to arrest the most zealous protesters, including directly in their homes, at any time of the day. Also, under the action of an emergency in Lebanon, military courts are entitled to consider cases with civilian defendants.

These decisions of the Lebanese parliament have already, you see, aroused concern among organizations calling themselves human rights defenders. For example, Human Rights Watch announced that the adopted norms "do not meet the standards of legal procedures."

Qatar TV channel Al-Jazeerа:

Human rights organizations have expressed serious concern about the state of emergency.

Why human rights organizations were still not concerned that the protests continued after the resignation of the government, in fact, finally paralyzing the Lebanese economy, is not entirely clear ... Or "human rights" in this case are understood exclusively as the right to protest, often turning into sabotage and clashes with law enforcement officers?
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  1. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 13 August 2020 16: 30 New
    -11
    The Lebanese army must first be armed
    1. A. Privalov
      A. Privalov 13 August 2020 16: 36 New
      +7
      Quote: Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
      The Lebanese army must first be armed

      Do they have one rifle for five? Order: get weapons in battle?
      The demonstrators will be dealt with with the weapons they have.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 13 August 2020 16: 57 New
        +3
        Quote: A. Privalov
        Do they have one rifle for five? Order: get weapons in battle?
        The demonstrators will be dealt with with the weapons they have.


        In the American Portland, the riots have already lasted 76 days.

        Portland law enforcement ... Who its so,Than its so? belay

    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent 13 August 2020 17: 02 New
      +5
      Quote: Hydrograph of the Golden Horn
      The Lebanese army must first be armed


      Hydrograph judging by the content of the overwhelming majority of your comments, it is you who were involved in delaying the construction of SP-2 due to spawning of cod ...
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 13 August 2020 18: 13 New
        0
        And he obviously lied about the Golden Horn. Looked at his posts. I suspect his horn is Crooked.
      2. Shilka
        Shilka 13 August 2020 20: 41 New
        0
        Quote: Insurgent
        Quote: Hydrograph of the Golden Horn
        The Lebanese army must first be armed


        Hydrograph judging by the content of the overwhelming majority of your comments, it is you who were involved in delaying the construction of SP-2 due to spawning of cod ...

        And down with protests .. Let him dream about Mummar Gaddafi today))))
    3. ReferralWOT
      ReferralWOT 13 August 2020 19: 24 New
      -2
      people are tired and endured by the problems and the coronavirus, and then there is an obvious jamb of the authorities with this negligent and criminal attitude to explosives in the port (if this is not a sabotage), in general, absolutely fair indignation
  2. nPuBaTuP
    nPuBaTuP 13 August 2020 16: 32 New
    0
    Let them fight for "human rights" in Matrasia ...
  3. Gloomy skeptic
    Gloomy skeptic 13 August 2020 16: 33 New
    -16
    Does Lebanon have an army? I really didn't know!
    That is, all 10 people with rifle bikes should as one stand up to defend their village?
    And then common happiness will come ???
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 13 August 2020 16: 45 New
      -4
      Late to drink Borzh ...
  4. Same lech
    Same lech 13 August 2020 16: 35 New
    +3
    Why human rights organizations were still not concerned that protests continued after the government resigned

    Because these human rights organizations are a cover for completely different cases ... often for the preparation of Maidan speeches.
    I think it's time to draw up an open list of employees of these organizations dealing with questionable cases ... especially in Belarus and here in Russia.
    1. Ruswolf
      Ruswolf 13 August 2020 16: 52 New
      +2
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      I think it's time to draw up an open list of employees of these organizations dealing with questionable cases ... especially in Belarus and here in Russia.

      Alexey hello!
      drinks
      I think it's time not to make a list, but to start criminal cases.
    2. orionvitt
      orionvitt 13 August 2020 16: 55 New
      +2
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      I think it's time to draw up an open list of employees of these organizations dealing with questionable cases ... especially in Belarus and here in Russia.

      All these people are known, they are not hiding. There are two problems here. One is the imperfection of the legislation, according to which it is almost impossible to bring them to justice. And second, this is currying favor with the so-called "international community", "human rights organizations", "international democratic institutions" and other crap that immediately raises the stink of the world, just look askance at their agents. There is also a third problem, these are the people in the government and the Duma, who cover up all these "fighters against the regimes", "guardians for democracy", various "pink" and "blue", "juvenile" and other attributes of Western life that we Slavs, do not give up.
    3. Shilka
      Shilka 13 August 2020 20: 50 New
      0
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      I think it's time to draw up an open list of employees of these organizations dealing with questionable cases ... especially in Belarus and here in Russia.

      Yes, everyone knows them Soross and those who are behind him in the shadows .. Remember Dulles (many here now will say that this is an invention of the KGB, etc.)))
      But everything goes according to plan.

      Country by country and the noose around Russia, getting tighter and tighter ..
      Now the cards are all revealed and this is good .. It is obvious who the enemy is and you just can't take us ...
      Do not anger Russia "gentlemen" .. This is fraught with global changes in the world.
  5. Roman1970_1
    Roman1970_1 13 August 2020 16: 38 New
    -1
    Their demands were and still are the resignation of the government and parliament and an international investigation.
    Parliament does not want to leave, and they do not want an international investigation. A lot of things can come up.
    I don't think the army will go against the people. Hezbalah will go, but the army is unlikely
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 13 August 2020 16: 49 New
      +3
      Their demands were and still are the resignation of the government and parliament and an international investigation.

      I am always touched by such demands ... well, the government and parliament were removed ... and then what?
      Who will rebuild Beirut ... this Protestant crowd?
      As if not so ... I suppose they do not really like to work ... they expect that whoever will do it for them for free.
      1. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 13 August 2020 20: 28 New
        0
        New government and parliament after early elections
      2. Shilka
        Shilka 13 August 2020 21: 02 New
        +1
        Quote: The same LYOKHA
        I am always touched by such demands ... well, the government and parliament were removed ... and then what?

        How did you Alexei write beautifully? And then there was house and turmoil, during which it is very easy to rob everything and everyone .. After the 90s, a little "fat appeared" and again the op started down with freedom of democracy ".. Is that what will happen periodically?
        Belorussia gained fat, so they rushed at it .. Next we are in Russia!
        But we will have another confusion, it will go trains in the direction of Moscow for a tough showdown with these libers and who will come to hand .... God forbid, of course, but looking at these photos and videos, teeth grind (when and by whom do they work in general ..?)
  6. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 13 August 2020 17: 02 New
    +6
    And have human rights organizations not expressed concern about banditry in certain US cities and the development of black racism? No, they only see Lebanon and Belarus.
  7. svp67
    svp67 13 August 2020 17: 16 New
    +3
    Lebanese human rights activists can be understood, in Lebanon there was already a civil war when the army, mostly Muslim, opposed the Christian militia ... They are afraid of a repetition of the confrontation
    1. Kosh
      Kosh 14 August 2020 13: 15 New
      0
      Everything there is much more complicated and worse during the civil war. Firstly, in Lebanon, you cannot row all Christians and all Muslims in one heap, since they are divided there into Maronite Arabs, Orthodox Arabs, Armenians, Sunni Arabs, Shiite Arabs, Druze Arabs, etc. Accordingly, the political forces there traditionally rely on the support of a particular community, and in the case of large communities, there is still division according to the principle of large clans, etc. For example, a very bloody element of the Lebanese civil war was the war within the community of Christian Maronites between the Phalangists led by the Gemayel clan and "Marada", led by the Frangier clan, where it came to blood feud with the extermination of families, etc. And such internal strife during the course of the war occurred among other communities. Secondly, before the start of the civil war, the army elite in Lebanon consisted mainly of Christians-Maronites, and among the rank and file and junior commanders, not a single community had a very prominent majority. As a result, the army just started to fall apart.
  8. Shilka
    Shilka 13 August 2020 17: 53 New
    0
    So much for democracy in the Anglo-Saxon way ... But it all started with the color revolution too .. Now they have taken up Belarus!
  9. Shahno
    Shahno 13 August 2020 20: 38 New
    +1
    // Or "human rights" in this case are understood solely as the right to protest, often turning into sabotage and clashes with law enforcement officers //
    And what's the problem then. Yes, a key right associated with freedom of expression. Who sabotage, law enforcement on whose side?
  10. Prisoner
    Prisoner 13 August 2020 22: 06 New
    +2
    A normal person would take the tools and go to clear the rubble and restore at least some order in the ruined city. And these protest and in search of "justice" to destroy the rest of the city. This is who the mind cannot understand.