Amal Party Leader Samir Geagea was summoned by Lebanon's military court for questioning over a shooting attack on a peaceful demonstration in Tayouneh neighborhood, Beirut.

The summons follows incriminating confessions given by some of the arrested Lebanese Forces members.

Lebanon’s Interior Ministry has lately confirmed that militants affiliated with the Lebanese Forces Party were behind the attack that left 7 martyrs, saying that rooftop snipers aimed directly at people’s heads.

On Oct. 14, hundreds of Lebanese citizens were marching towards the Palace of Justice in Beirut. Protesters desired to object to the politicization of what was supposed to be a uniquely juridical process regarding the Beirut Port explosion that rocked the city almost a year and a half ago. 

The demonstration was supposed to be a peaceful act but the reaction the protesters received was not. According to security reports cited by various Lebanese media outlets, it is almost certain that at some point in the march, the latter came under fire from snipers belonging to the Lebanese Forces Party (LF). The ambush left 7 people dead and dozens wounded.

Samir Geagea, the head of the current LF party, has a long history of massacres. In 1978, Geagea headed an assassination squad that broke into Tony Frangieh's home, the head of a rival faction named Al-Marda, and assassinated Frangieh in cold blood, along with his wife and 3-year-old child.

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