Those were the last words of “Habib Battah” in his article about how he got physically assaulted by District S contractor’s staff, just because he took a picture of the historical ruins at the construction site. The ruins were destroyed so a multi-million dollar luxury apartment project situated near Martyrs Square can progress.
When Habib went to report the incident, the police officers told him to “Forget It”. I believe this is the saddest and most flagrant part of the story, as it officially indicates that we are living under “the law of the jungle”.
District S is owned by a Lebanese firm called Estate. I hope that the three shareholders of Estate apologize publicly to Habib and take actions against the staff involved in the incident.
Full story here.