Head of the Free Patriotic Movement Jebran Bassil asked the central bank governor Riad Salameh and all those who are backing up his decision to end fuel subsidies to “stop the (social) explosion!”
He called for a gradual lifting of the subsidies “until the ration card is distributed.”
Bassil blamed Salameh and his political supporters for the “hijacked fuel tankers, inoperational oxygen machines and water stations, and for medicine shortages.”
He added that President Michel Aoun and caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab have rejected the decision to lift subsidies and that the caretaker government “must prove to be the executive authority.”
The new government must be formed quickly, and the coup against it and against the president “must fail,” Bassil went on saying.
“You are assassinating an entire people, but our people shall not die,” Bassil decried.