A day after the Lebanese protester Alaa Abou Fakhr fell martyr to the Revolution, shot in the head and killed allegedly by a member of the Lebanese Army, the nation rises together to mourn him across Lebanon. Alaa leaves behind a wife, two sons, and a daughter, and The961 in the person of his founder is stepping in to raise funds to help his wife during this dramatic time that befell on her and the kids.
The founder of The961, Anthony Kantara, has just created a GoFundMe to help Alaa Abou Fakher’s family after his death. In his words, “On the 27th day of the nationwide anti-government protests, a second Lebanese protester, Alaa Abou Fakhr, fell martyr to the Revolution, shot in the head and killed. He was shot right in front of his son, wife, and sister after a verbal argument between him and a Lebanese soldier.”
Adding that “Alaa leaves behind his wife, two sons, and a daughter. We are raising funds to help his wife continue to support the children!”
Anthony, who is the main organizer of this fundraiser, said that the main goal is to urge others to support the martyr’s family, ascertaining that the money raised will be transferred directly to his wife.
Alaa Abou Fakher’s tragic death brought the Lebanese protesters even closer together, united and stronger than ever. They have been gathering hand in hand across Lebanon, lighting candles and praying for their martyr, each in her/his own way, as well as paying tribute to him in many touching moves across all Lebanon.
Tomorrow Thursday, 14 November, Lebanon is set to bid farewell to its beloved son and martyr Alaa Abou Fakher in a large funeral in his hometown of Choueifat. At 6 PM, the Lebanese protesters are making a national funeral for the revolution martyr in the Martyrs’ square of downtown Beirut.
The961 founder has also launched a few days ago The961 Foundation – a legally registered NGO in Canada to help raise funds and work on the ground in Lebanon supporting the Lebanese revolution.
If you wish to get acquainted with the detailed plan of that project of support, and/or donate for this purpose as well, you can do so by visiting this link.