After Salem Zahran’s declaration in an interview on “MTV Lebanon” that Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri will have to go to Syria if Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman asked him to do so, Supporters of Hariri blocked streets in capital Beirut.
Hariri's supporters did not only block the streets of Beirut but went beyond with burning tires and assaulting passers-by.
Many Lebanese denounced the act of blocking roads mainly in a busy city as Beirut, while others asked "where were these supporters when Hariri was held in Saudi Arabia?", which is the same question posed by Zahran in a subsequent interview.
Hariri, a long-time supporter of the Syrian opposition, announced before that he refuses to visit Syria or meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad under any circumstances, even if that would cost him his position.
In a related, Zahran pointed out that “Road Blocking” has nothing to do with what he said against Hariri, saying that the president-designate can not shorten the government's policy, and he is one of the 30 votes, adding that there should be a discussion with Syria about the return of the displaced and the entry of goods.
The press community was surprised that the Prime Minister-designate had recourse to blocking roads, assaulting people and burning tires while the journalist Salem Zahran asks him to return to the judiciary.