Lebanon News

Beirut to be free of political posters: Berri

A poster hung over a bridge near Downtown Beirut shows Speaker Nabih Berii of the Amal Movement (l) and spiritual leader Musa Sadr who went missing in Libya in 1978. (The Daily Star / Mohammed Azakir)

BEIRUT: Speaker Nabih Berri said Monday that political banners will be removed from Beirut in an attempt to promote harmony after an agreement has been reached between Hezbollah and the Future Movement.

“Lebanese will see Beirut clean of all posters and slogans that belong to the Amal Movement, the Future Movement and Hezbollah,” Berri was quoted as telling visitors.

He said the cleanup campaign was a "translation of what has been agreed upon in the dialogue so far,” a reference to the Hezbollah-Future talks to defuse Sunni-Shiite tension.

Berri said the Interior Ministry has been charged with that task.

Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said the campaign to remove political posters from Beirut, Sidon and Tripoli as well as the coastal highways will kick off this week.





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