Aoun and Hariri arrive to speak at a press conference at Hariri s Downtown Beirut residence, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Youth from north Lebanon's Tripoli Tuesday tore down posters of Future Movement chief Saad Hariri and his new pick for the presidency Free Patriotic Movement founder Michel Aoun, local media reported.Hariri grudgingly endorsed Aoun's presidential candidacy last week despite the former army general's low popularity among Hariri's Sunni support base.Rifi, a fierce critic of Hezbollah, was a member of the Future Movement until splitting with Hariri earlier this year, in large part because Hariri had backed Hezbollah-ally Sleiman Frangieh for the presidency.
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