Lebanon removes security barriers in downtown Beirut

BEIRUT – Lebanese stability forces have removed roadblocks and limitations bordering Beirut’s downtown professional district, which for years had been choked by protection steps.

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri requested the streets main towards the Parliament Sq. open days following the square witnessed its biggest New Year’s Eve celebration, with thousands of revelers, as portion of a authorities initiative to revive the area.

Berri on Wednesday urged business entrepreneurs, dining places, inns and offices in the area to reopen after many of them had closed down, having given up to the area attracting guests once again.

The downtown area is home to Lebanon’s parliament and governing administration creating and has from the previous frequently been the scene of anti-government protests, prompting security forces to close down the premises to pedestrians with concrete barriers and barbed wire.