Tensions escalated to a breaking point in downtown Beirut as the “Freedom March,” an event organized by a coalition of alternative political parties and civil society organizations, came under attack.
A group of young individuals descended upon the march, disrupting its peaceful procession and sparking violent clashes. These assailants were quick to allege that the march was in support of LGBTQ+ rights, a claim that has ignited heated debates and divided opinions.
As the situation unfolded, the march organizers and attendees found themselves defending not only the event’s original objectives but also the broader principles of freedom and civil liberties.
Meanwhile, the attackers’ claims have fueled ongoing discussions around LGBTQ+ rights in Lebanon, adding another layer of complexity to an already charged atmosphere.