The Lebanese Communist Party (LCP) stands by the side of the masses who have demonstrated in Beirut and throughout the country during the last few days and calls for an escalation in the confrontation with Saad Hariri's government.
The LCP called the recent protests as "a national uprising throughout the country from the north to the south, passing through the mountains, Beirut and the Bekaa, bypassing sectarian divisions and sectarian affiliations and upholding its rights and demands".
In a statement issued on October 19th, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party "
rejecting repression and condemning it and calling for the release of all detainees".
"Based on this political priority and the participation of the party in this popular uprising since its inception will continue in this position" reads the LCP statement.
The Lebanese Communist Party has underlined that the uprising is not limited to the demand to withdraw the draft tax, but it must also include the demand to change the composition and circulation of power, as well as to change the imposition of social and economic policies.
Towards this direction, the Party as well as its Youth and Students' section has called for the continuation of the struggle, the preparation of a general strike, for the immediate resignation of the anti-people government.