Wow. What an amazing picture. This, my friends, is democracy in action.
From the Times:
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- With shouts of "Syria out!," more than 25,000 flag-waving protesters massed outside Parliament on Monday in a dramatic display of defiance that swept out Lebanon's pro-Syrian government two weeks after the assassination of a former prime minister.
Cheering broke out among the demonstrators in Martyrs' Square when they heard Prime Minister Omar Karami's announcement on loudspeakers that the government was stepping down.
Dang. I wish our government would step down.
As of 1:45 pm [Beirut time, I think], LBC reports that the crowd has swelled past the 200,000 mark - for those readers interested in statistics. I add my usual caveat that this number is neither accurate nor exhaustive - the actual number could be far greater. The important thing to remember is that this is happening in spite of extensive measures to prohibit protesters from reaching the site.Posted by smit2174 at February 28, 2005 12:00 PM | TrackBack