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NEWS: Beirut Protesters Back on Streets to Pressure Syria

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posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 04:43 AM
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Lebanese flag waving protesters returned in their hundreds central Beirut to demand Syria quit Lebanon after the toppling of the Syrian-backed government. After what the media is calling "People power", which resulted in the resignation of Prime Minister Omar Karami, the people believe they can go one step further by having Syria quit Lebanon completely, with pressure already from the US and Israel.
 



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Lebanese officials began a search for a new premier after the government of Prime Minister Omar Karami resigned on Monday following two weeks of protests, piling more pressure on Damascus, already under fire from the United States and Israel.

Thousands of demonstrators turned a square in Beirut into a sea of Lebanese flags on Monday night and exploded into riotous celebration when the government unexpectedly quit after a parliament debate on the killing of ex-premier Rafik al-Hariri.

The jubilant protesters left in the early hours of Tuesday only for a few hundred to return hours later, vowing to keep up their street protests until Syrian troops left the country.



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Whilst it's debatable whether it was just the protests which resulted in the resignation of the Prime Minister, it is certainly a victory for the people which has got their blood pumping and wanting more. If they were to go the whole way it would be a great victory for "People power" indeed, regardless of ones political stance or opinion on this situation.

[edit on 1-3-2005 by John Nada]




posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 08:11 PM
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Wow it's amazing that we are seeing so many bloodless revolutions in areas that the US has expressed interest in the affairs of.



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