Lebanese Expats Held Protests In Solidarity With The People In Lebanon

David Hury

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Lebanese people in the diaspora who are part of the Meghterbin Mejtemiin group announced that they will be holding protests abroad in solidarity with and the Lebanese people on Sunday the 5th of July.

Meghterbin Mejtemiin is a community of Lebanese expatriates that has 45 branches in the world and has been very active in supporting the revolution and the people’s demands.

They organize activities abroad, including demonstrating, collecting donations, and issuing statements.

The group announced the times and places of the protests in and London on Instagram. They also revealed the slogan under which the protests will take place, and that is: “I am not faithless, but hunger is.”

This phrase has become a source of motivation for Lebanese people to protest against the tough living conditions. A Lebanese man recently took his own life in Beirut and left a tragic note behind that had this exact phrase.

The increase of suicides in Lebanon, due to the unbearable living conditions met by deaf-ears from the officials, has been alarming.

In response, Meghterbin Mejtemiin issued its call to the diaspora across the world:

“Join us to stand in solidarity with our people in who are going through the toughest period in recent history!”

The announcement had also an eager message of encouragement to the Lebanese in the homeland: “We are with you, we support you, and we are fighting with you!”

And on Sunday, the Lebanese in the diaspora answered the call. A number of people gathered in , holding a giant Lebanese flag.

And in London, people gathered and organized a march in front of the Lebanese embassy.

The protesters denounced the humiliation that people in are experiencing and their daily struggles to bring food to the table.

They shouted anti-government chants on megaphones and proudly carried their Lebanese flags.

 

Lebanese people are making their demands loud a clear, in as well as around the world.

They want their families to with dignity, they want an honest government that cares about its people, and they don’t want to feel pressured to leave their homeland anymore.

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