The anniversary of Rafik Hariri’s assassination was commemorated by Lebanese citizens who gathered in the streets of Beirut. They paid tribute to the former Prime Minister by calling out his son, Saad Hariri, in a show of remembrance.
In 2022, Saad Hariri announced his retirement from political life, citing Iran’s influence on Lebanon through Hezbollah as one of the reasons for his decision. He even urged his party not to run in the parliamentary elections. The resignation was a significant event as it marked the end of an era for Lebanese politics.
The public display of remembrance and unity in Beirut was a powerful symbol of the lasting impact that Rafik Hariri’s life and legacy have had on Lebanon and its people. His legacy continues to inspire hope and resilience in the face of ongoing struggles and challenges that Lebanon faces today.