Massive anti-Syria demonstration in Lebanon

After a recent Hezbollah-organized demonstration in Lebanon which was at least gracious towards the longstanding Syrian occupation there, the picture of an oppressed Lebanese people yearning for freedom from a Syrian yoke was clearly over-simplistic. But today, the BBC reported that one million turned out for an anti-Syrian demonstration, dwarfing the 500,000 who appeared for the Hezbollah demonstration. Other estimates for today’s demonstration are smaller — only 800,000. “Unlike previous anti-Syrian rallies, Sunni Muslims came out in force to join Druze and Christians to commemorate the loss of their leader.” Reportedly, Syria has begun to withdraw.

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