In 2022, Lebanese citizens took to the streets of Beirut to commemorate the anniversary of Rafik Hariri’s assassination. They called out his son, Saad Hariri, in a show of remembrance and unity. The younger Hariri had resigned from his position as Prime Minister due to growing Iranian involvement in Lebanon and fear of assassination.
In his retirement announcement, Saad Hariri cited Iran’s influence on the country through Hezbollah as one of the reasons for his decision. He even went so far as to call on 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 serves as a reminder of the impact that his legacy has 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. It also serves as a reminder that despite their struggles, the people of Lebanon remain resilient and determined to keep their country moving forward towards a brighter future.