In 2022, Lebanese citizens took to the streets of Beirut to commemorate the anniversary of the assassination of Rafik Hariri. They called out the name of his son, Saad Hariri, in a powerful show of remembrance. The anniversary is an important and emotional day for the people of Lebanon, reminding them of the impact that Rafik Hariri’s legacy had on the country and the ongoing struggles and challenges they face.
Saad Hariri resigned from his position as Prime Minister due to growing Iranian involvement in Lebanon and fear of assassination. He announced his retirement from political life in 2022, citing Iran’s influence on the country through Hezbollah as one of the reasons for his decision. Additionally, he urged his party not to run in the parliamentary elections.
The public display of remembrance and unity in Beirut is a powerful symbol of the lasting impact that Rafik Hariri’s life and legacy has had on Lebanon and its people. It serves as a reminder that even after years have passed since his assassination, his legacy continues to live on in the hearts and minds of those who remember him.