7. Newspaper headline reading (Arabic) "The release of the Generals: An end of a phase"
8. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Samer Habib, resident:
"The decision was supposed to be taken in Lebanon as long as they were innocent; it was unfair to stay three years (in prison). They should look after the killers and punish them"
9. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Amer Takieddine, resident:
"I see it politically biased. Nobody knows anything. It is a mess. Nobody knows how they were arrested and how they were released."
10. Mid of traffic
11. Wide of Saad Hariri, son of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, meeting with Walid Jumblatt, head of National Democratic Gathering bloc
12. Close of Jumblatt
13. Close of Hariri
14. Hariri and Jumblatt walking towards podium
15. Cutaway cameraman
16. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic), Walid Jumblatt, head of National Democratic Gathering bloc:
"The most important thing we can do to execute the justice in the Hariri case is to go for the elections in one row and we will win the elections."
17. Mid of released General Jamil Al-Sayyed shaking hands with supporters
18. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Jamil Al-Sayyed, released General:
"I do not seek revenge and I do not have the hate feeling. Hate is for the weak in this life, but at the same time I was in charge in the State and I like accountability. If the judges who erred, the officers and the journalists who fed the false witnesses with information resign as a result of the court's decision then I consider being compensated. If they do not resign and if they will be fired by Saad Hariri then I will consider being compensated with his father (Rafik Hariri)"
One of four generals released after being held for nearly four years over the 2005 truck bomb assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri said on Thursday he did not seek revenge.
"I do not have the hate feeling. Hate is for the weak in this life," said former general security chief Major General Jamil Al-Sayyed, one of those freed.
Lebanon released them on orders from a UN-backed tribunal.
Their release from a Beirut prison left the international tribunal in the Netherlands with no suspects in custody after a four-year UN investigation into an assassination that triggered enormous political and sectarian turmoil in one of the Middle East's most volatile countries.
The tribunal's decision, after prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to justify their continued detention, could also have an immediate political impact.
Lebanon is heading into a crucial parliamentary election on 7 June that pits a pro-Western faction headed by Hariri's son Saad against an opposition dominated by the militant Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah.
Saad Hariri's faction is struggling to hold onto its legislative majority.
The opposition, which took up the cause of the four generals, could get a boost from their release.
The generals had been held since August 2005 for suspected involvement in the suicide bombing that killed Hariri and 22 others in Beirut in February of that year.
Tribunal judge Daniel Fransen demanded that Lebanese authorities protect the generals after he ordered their unconditional release and said they should no longer be considered suspects.
Fransen said a key witness had retracted a statement that initially incriminated the generals, undermining the case against them.
Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare said in court he would not appeal.
So far, Bellemare has not indicted anyone and has not identified any other suspects in the suicide bombing.
Hariri's assassination sparked mass protests that forced Syria's army out of the country after about three decades of political and military domination by Lebanon's neighbour.
As prime minister, Hariri, a (b) billionaire businessman, was credited with rebuilding downtown Beirut after the 1975-90 civil war and with trying to limit Syria's influence in the last months before his assassination.