Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport witnessed this afternoon, on January 2, 2022, a crazy crowd, as the congestion exceeded its acceptable limit, amid complete absence of social distancing measures, or Covid-19 precautionary measures.
The Internal Security Forces opened three inspection platforms and kept the remaining platforms out of service.
A Lebanese businessman, George Chehwan, posted videos on his Twitter account, showing the sufferings of passengers at the airport.
Chehwan addressed the Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Bassam Mawlawi, saying: “Your Excellency, what is happening at the airport is humiliating. Please take the required measures as 3 inspection machines have ISF member out of the 9 available machines.”
He added, “The official responsible for the Internal Security Forces at Beirut airport must be dismissed immediately.”
المسؤول عن قوى الامن الداخلي في مطار بيروت يجب ان يقال فورًا:٣ ماكينات تفتيش من اصل ٩ شغالة pic.twitter.com/U5J0qSSIbI
— Georges J Chehwane (@georgechehwane) January 2, 2022