Former PM Saad Hariri addressed his supporters on Sunday May 6, 2012 via video link to a rally held by Future Movement in downtown Beirut to mark Martyrs Day and May 7 events, saying that several years ago, Rafik Hariri stood in this square to commemorate Martyrs Day without knowing that his own tomb would be built in this square.
Hariri added that Marty’s day is an occasion to meet with the spirit of justice, liberation and patience and an occasion to commemorate the name of Rafik Hariri and the names of all the martyrs of Lebanon without any exception.
“It is not a coincidence that today is also the anniversary of the May 7, which was a moral massacre and a disgraceful rather than a glorious day. Weapons were used as a means to spread disputes.”,Hariri said in reference to the May 7 events in 2008 and the clashes that occurred in Beirut between the Future Movement and Hezbollah.
"We reject intimidation, hegemony and the terrorization of Beirut and its residents with weapons".
Hariri addressed the residents of Beirut saying “In May 2008, the residents of Beirut sacrificed their dignity in order to prevent civil strife and chose peaceful resistance to prevent a return to civil war”.