Updated list Oct 22
We've just been informed that our Lebanese people in Australia have decided to launch their own protests, two in Sydney and one in Melbourne to support their brothers and sisters on the Lebanese ground. It is time to ascertain that the protests of the brave Lebanese nation, which started by a few dozens in central Beirut less than 3 days ago, have widespread all over the world, making their one-voice heard from major cities around the world.
From Lebanon to Canada and the US, passing by Europe and now reaching Australia, with countless cities witnessing the strong will of the Lebanese people to live with dignity, they are writing their new history.
Lebanese in Australia are holding one protest in Melbourne and two consecutive protests in Sydney, stating as such an even stronger solidarity with their brothers, sisters, cousins, and parents in Lebanon.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 (Sydney and Melbourne)
SYDNEY: under the call Stand in Solidarity, the manifestation will take place from 2 PM to 4 PM local time at Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000.
Their FB event message says the following, "Join us as we protest and stand in solidarity with the people of Lebanon through their ongoing protests against violations of their rights as citizens of their country. Bring your flags, your banners and your nationalism with you! We aim to spread awareness on the events occurring in Lebanon, peacefully."
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
ST KILDA, MELBOURNE: Under the callIn solidarity to support our families in the uprising change, the protest will take place at 2:30 PM, on 47 Wellington Street St Kilda VIC 3182
WEDS, OCTOBER 23RD
MELBOURNE: Despite that this is an exam season for our youth in Melbourne, they and their families are carrying on with their protests for Lebanon. Under the call "Koulloun Ya3neh Koulloun", this 2nd protest by our diaspora in Melbourne will take place in 153-159 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053 (Argyle Square Lygon) from 6 PM to 9 PM local time.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH
SYDNEY: Under the call Protest For Lebanon, Lebanese and friends of Lebanon will stand in solidarity with Lebanon from 12 PM to 2 PM, in front of the Consulate General of Lebanon, Edgecliff Centre, 308/203 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff NSW 2027.
Their FB event page states, "To all the Lebanese people who were pushed out of their country due to corruption and horrid leadership, Lebanon is in revolution. Lebanon is in uprising. Lebanon is now singing, it's people standing together to bring down the regime. Come to this protest to stand for our people, stand for our stolen lives, and for our watan."
The961 will be Instagramming directly from Sydney's protests on both days. So stay tuned to our Instagram @the961 for live stories as the protests unfurl.
We are also covering live via Instagram the protests in Toronto, Houston, The Netherlands, Boston, Washington DC and more. Don't miss them, follow us on Instagram @the961.
Long live Lebanon and our great nation!