A Free Patriotic Movement supporter takes a selfie during a rally in Beirut, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Free Patriotic Movement supporters heeded party leader Michel Aoun's call and took to the streets Wednesday to express their discontent with the Lebanese government, warning street protests would follow if their demands were not met.The Cabinet is divided on finding a replacement for incumbent Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi, whose term expires in September. Aoun is lobbying for Gen. Shamel Rokouz, his son-in-law, to become the new Army commander. By evening, the once vacant FPM headquarters was full of supporters.FPM supporters swarmed the streets of Jounieh, Batroun and Zouk Mosbeh toward Bawar and Oukayba in north Lebanon.Other FPM supporters convened around villages in Marjayoun, in south Lebanon and the city of Zahle, in the Bekaa Valley.But not all Christians were on Aoun's side. Another FPM meeting will convene Thursday morning at the party's youth headquarters in Sin al-Fil.
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