Vehicles packed with supporters of the Free Patriotic Movement roamed the streets in several regions Wednesday evening, as the FPM continued to prepare for Thursday's street action, which FPM chief Michel Aoun has described as a “fateful battle.”
“FPM supporters from all regions have started heading to the Nahr el-Mot area, where they will gather ahead of taking off in convoys” that will roam several streets, state-run National News Agency reported.
“Our protests are peaceful and are part of preparing for the protest movements demanding the restoration of the rights of Christians,” said Hisham Kanj of the FPM's Metn department.
“Wouldn't they do the same thing if their sect was aggrieved?” he asked.
From Jbeil's souks to the coastal highway between Nahr el-Mot, Jal el-Dib, Antelias and Dbaye, FPM supporters organized massive convoys, raising Lebanese and FPM flags and blasting FPM anthems from the speakers of their vehicles.
Protesters also gathered near the Mirna Chalouhi Center in Baouchrieh ahead of taking off in convoys that headed to the Tabaris area in downtown Beirut.