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Lebanon: Protest in Support of Egypt

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

A solidarity protest in support of the demonstrators in Egypt is taking place next to the Egyptian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Similar protests are being reported around the world, as Egyptians continue to rally against the 30-year rule of president Hosni Mubarak.

Twitter user Angie Nassar shares her observations in a series of tweets, with photographs. About 150 to 200 supporters turned up at the event, which is being closely monitored by the Lebanese security forces. The protesters are seen waving both Egyptian and Tunisian flags.

Angie tweets:

A strong protest happening now at the egyptian embassy in lebanon http://yfrog.com/hs5v3nj

Lebanese protest in support of Egyptians

Lebanese protest in support of Egyptians next to the Egyptian Embassy in Beirut

In a follow up tweet, she notes:

Lebanese security forces stand behind barbed wire prepared for any outbursts at egypt embassy lebanon http://yfrog.com/h8cy8lbj

Security forces stand in alert

Security forces stand in alert

And to prove her point, she adds:

Water cannon pointed at protesters at egypt embassy in #lebanon happening now http://yfrog.com/h4wo6rrj

Water cannons pointed at protesters

Water cannons pointed at protesters

The chants, explains Angie, target both Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and the US:

Lebanese Protesters shout against #mubarak being a tool of the americans at embassy demonstration http://yfrog.com/hs56448414j

Lebanese protesters should anti-Mubarak chants

Lebanese protesters should anti-Mubarak chants

Her most recent tweet shows that the protest is swelling. The crowd now has an estimated 300 people:

Protest at #egypt embassy in #lebanon getting visibly larger. Estimated 300 people

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.

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