Wednesday, March 02, 2005

 

Freedom Marches On, Part II

As in the Ukraine, protestors in Lebanon vow to stay in the streets:
"We will be here every day until the last Syrian soldier withdraws from our land," one activist said through a loudspeaker. The crowd, blowing whistles, chanted back: "Freedom, Sovereignty, Independence."

They sang in rhyming Arabic: "We are all, Muslims and Christians, against the Syrians."

In Beirut, demonstrators vowed to carry on, demanding the resignation of pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud and the withdrawal of Syrian soldiers. Hariri's parliamentary bloc issued a statement late Monday demanding the departure of Lebanese security and intelligence chiefs.

In a nod to recent events in the Ukraine, the State Department has dubbed this the "Cedar Revolution." Nice, very nice.
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