Stories about Lebanon from February, 2011
Lebanese activists are marching today, Feb27, at noon, to demand the end of the confessional system that rules Lebanon. The activists are using this Facebook group to organize. The Unite Lebanon hashtag #uniteLb is also used for Twitter updates.
While the Arab world has been and is still revolting against its dictators, the situation in Lebanon is a bit different and more complex. According to netizens Imad Bazzi and Ali Fakhry, the Lebanese people are suffering from 128 dictators, who make up the Lebanese Parliament, and a sectarian regime. They decided to stage a protest to voice their concerns. Here is what happened and reactions which followed.
The Lebanese blogosphere has been vociferous in its support for the Egyptian protests that have so far left up to 150 people dead. They have been anything but idle as the Arab world witnesses a momentous event that could change the region forever. Here's their take.