National Bloc: We Call Citizens to a Sea of Peaceful Civilized Protests Pushing the Government to Resign
The 72 hours deadline given by Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resolve the crisis is unrealistic and undermines citizens’ intelligence.
What they were incapable of achieving in the past 3, 15 or 30 years cannot be executed in 72 hours while members throw the blame on each other.
Prime Minister Hariri’s mention of a smooth transition is the correct approach, but power should not be handed over to a one colored team.
Every single party currently in power is an active part of the clientelist, corrupt system and is trapped in this same system.
A one-colored team in government will subject Lebanon to foreign interference, which will result in the suppression of freedoms and a confrontation with the international community. This situation will in turn lead to sanctions, and thus to an economic and financial collapse in addition to the aggravation of poverty in Lebanon.
The “smooth transition” referred to as an effective solution would be to form a government of independent experts with wide prerogatives and with the priority to restore trust and solve electricity issues, reduce public debt and reform the public administration.
The “confessional parties” must hold a round of dialogue to resolve essential disagreements such as the strategy of defense, our foreign relations, and the sectarian system.
We call citizens to massively protest in a civilized and peaceful manner for the remainder of the “72 hours”, and push the government to resign.
We ask the protestors to avoid any confrontation with the supporters of the “confessional parties” who seek to thwart the revolution.
A sign of political maturity we can show would be to withdraw when any violent act is committed, and return after their departure.