Roads were blocked across the Bekaa for a second day to protest the 74-year-old’s kidnapping.
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Roads were closed for a second day Friday across the Bekaa following the kidnapping of 74-year-old Saad Richa, as the nation's leaders called for immediate solutions to the area's unstable security situation.Machnouk and Berri met at the speaker's Ain al-Tineh residence to discuss Richa's kidnapping as well as other local developments.Machnouk also called for a wide-ranging security plan in the Bekaa.Speaking on behalf of the visiting MPs, Zahle MP Tony Abu Khater relayed a message from the citizens of the Bekaa to Aoun.Several other Lebanese officials denounced Richa's abduction, including the Archbishop of the Greek Catholic diocese of Zahle and Ferzol Issam Darwish, Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea, Kataeb head Sami Gemayel and one of the party's MPs for Zahle Elie Marouni.
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