Syrian citizens residing in Lebanon on Thursday flocked to the Syrian Embassy to cast their votes in the second presidential election that has been held since the beginning of the Syrian civil war.
The roads leading to the embassy currently witness swarms of voters chanting patriotic slogans in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian Arab Army.
The Lebanese army has cut off the road leading to the Syrian embassy near the Ministry of Defense. Meanwhile, stifling traffic congestion is being witnessed along Aley – Al-Sayyad highway, in both directions.
The Lebanese army is also implementing firm inspection measures in coordination with the Syrian embassy, so that voters enter in groups of not more than 50 people to secure social distancing. Embassy employees are distributing face masks to voters.
Source: National News Agency