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Sat, 09 Nov 2019 12:25 - Updated Sat, 09 Nov 2019 12:25

Lebanon's grand mufti calls for protesters' demands to be met

BEIRUT - Lebanon’s grand mufti, the top cleric for Sunni Muslims, called on Saturday for those in power to meet protesters’ demands of ending corruption and sectarianism.

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Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian also said the time had come for the prompt formation of a national emergency government of experts, in a televised address on the occasion of Prophet Mohammed’s birthday.

The country is in political turmoil after a wave of protests that prompted the resignation of Saad al-Hariri as prime minister last week.Reuters

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