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Beirut.com 20 May 2021

Lions Clubs Cancels Port Site Conference After Criticism

A social welfare organization by the name of The Lions Clubs International was supposed to host its annual conference under the auspices of President Michel Aoun this coming Saturday.

The location of this conference shocked many people, as it was set to take place at Beirut’s Port – the very site where an explosion resulted in the killing of more than 200 people just months ago.

The outrageously tone-deaf choice pushed the victims’ families to gather at the port to express their anger, rejecting the hosting of this conference at this particular site. Meanwhile, photographs show that the stage had already been set up.

People on Twitter were quick to express their rage, calling this “a new low”.

After mounting pressure exerted by the victims’ families and the public, the event was cancelled.

This is truly a new low.