Monday, March 14, 2005

 

And Now for a Demonstration: Lebanon!

Glenn Reynolds, writing for Slate, posts a good roundup of the historic protest yesterday in Lebanon, with perhaps over 1 million Lebanese in Bierut ...

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Reynolds writes:

Protesters have largely eschewed political or religious divisions, uniting behind the notion of Lebanon as a nation -- they even formed a giant Lebanese flag today. Christians and Muslims (both Sunni and Shiite), men and women: As the New York Timesreported:

"Who is going to fight who? All the factions are here." Indeed, the mix of demonstrators was readily apparent in the mix of dress codes, from veiled women to horsemen in traditional Arab headscarves to women with bare midriffs and pierced belly buttons. A few of the banners cemented the theme of unity by displaying both a cross and a crescent.



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