BEIRUT: The Lebanese Promise Party Saturday held a protest in Mazraat Yeshou calling for the Lebanese government to remove Syrian nationals from the country.
Around 100 protestors gathered wearing identical t-shirts emblazoned with the party’s logo and holding flags and signs that read, “So that we don’t lose Lebanon, negotiate with the Syrian government," referring to current debates between political parties on whether to coordinate with the Syrian regime on the return of refugees.
The party is led by its founder, Lebanese businessman Fares Fattouhi, who has several companies in Dubai and Lebanon.
Established in 2014, the party has also circulated a petition calling for the return of Syrian refugees, garnering 378 signatures out of a goal of 200,000.
Anti-Syrian rhetoric has been on the rise recently, as proponents of Syrian refugees leaving Lebanon say areas of Syria are now safe enough for their return.