اذا الشعب يوماً أراد الحياة فلا بدّ ان يستجيب القدر (updated list Oct 23)
After witnessing the ongoing protests in the entirety of Lebanon, Lebanese diaspora across Europe have joined in solidarity with peaceful protests in various European capitals and cities. From today's protest in Toulouse, France, to numerous others being planned for Sunday, Oct 20th, the Lebanese in the diaspora unite with their fellow Lebanese in the homeland to demand immediate reforms.
This is no longer a local activism protest, but a worldwide one of massive scale as Lebanon History will record, the Lebanese nation all over the world uniting under one flag and for one aim: Grant the Lebanese citizens in the homeland their well-deserved relief once and for all to live with dignity.
Sunday, October 20, 2019, will go down in our history as a day in which European capitals and main cities witnessed one single call under our one flag in numerous protests, as the Lebanese stood up to support their nation in the homeland. That doesn't mean it is stopping at that day; protests are being scheduled as well for early next week:
The Lebanese in France, the United Kingdom, Brussels, the Netherlands, Berlin, Hague, Geneva, Istanbul, Prague, and Denmark as of now (with more expected) have taken initiatives on social media, starting campaigning and calling for participation in their peaceful protests.
While the Lebanese in Prague are waiting for the permit, all other cities' protests have been scheduled to take place this Sunday, Oct 20, in solidarity with their brethren in Lebanon, and these are their respective locations:
SATURDAY OCT 19
- London, UK: under the themes Time for Change and From London to Beirut, in front of the Lebanese embassy, 21 Kensington Palace Gardens, at 12 PM – 2 PM UTC+01
- Madrid, Spain: under the theme, We stand in peace and solidarity, at Paseo de La Castellana, 178, at 12 PM
- Pavia, Italy from 1:30 PM Plaza della Vittoria 14, 27100 Pavia
SUNDAY OCT 20
- Paris, France: under the call Mobilisation des Libanais à Paris, at Parvis des Droits de l'Homme, Place de Trocadéro, Paris, France, 12 PM - 3 PM
- Strasbourg, France: under the call Manifestation pour le Liban, at the Place de la Republique, at 12 PM
- Berlin, Germany: under the call Demonstration für Libanon, in Brandenburger Tor Berlin Germany Pariser Platz Dorotheenstadt 1788 Preasent, at 3 PM – 6 PM
- The Hague, Netherlands: under the call Solidarity From The Netherlands - A Peaceful Protest, in Het Plein in The Hague, from 12 PM to 2 PM
- Brussels, Belgium: under the call, Rassemblement pacifique pour le Liban à Bruxelles, in Franklin Rooseveltlaan 101, 1050 Brussel, België, at 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
- Milan, Italy: under the call Support Lebanese Citizens, in Via Larga Milano, from 1 PM to 3 PM
- Istanbul, Turkey: on Taksim Square, near TRT World headquarters, at 12 PM
- Bordeaux, France: at Place de la Victoire, from 11 AM to 8 PM (this is promising to be a long fun one!)
MONDAY OCT 21
- Rome, Italy: Under the call Solidarity from Rome, at Via Giovanni Paisiello, 00198 Rome RM from 11 AM
TUESDAY OCT 22
- Lausanne, Switzerland: Place de l'Europe, from 5 pm to 7 pm
- Geneva, Switzerland: under the call: "De Genève au Liban: Manifestation Pacifique en Solidarité avec le Peuple du Liban", in Place des Nations, 1202 Genève Genève, Suisse.
SATURDAY OCT 26
- Bologna, Italy: Under the call From Bologna to Lebanon, in collaboration with the Lebanese Socio-Cultural Association of Pavia and the Lebanese students of Bologna and Ferrara, at Piazza San Francesco, Bologna, from 2 PM to 4 PM local time.
- London, UK: 12 PM to 2 PM, in front of the Lebanese Embassy, W8 4QN
SUNDAY OCT 27
- Aarhus, Denmark: Rådhuspladse
n, Århus, at 13:00 UTC+01
The protests in Lebanon have been active for days and so are in our Diaspora around the world. This list is continuously updated. So if you reside in Europe, you might want to bookmark this page.
The Lebanese have had an uprising in response to the Lebanese Cabinet announcing a plan to increase taxes, as well as to the increasingly unbearable living conditions due to the economic crisis that the Lebanese in Lebanon have been enduring lately.
Numerous protests are also taking place this weekend across the United States and Canada. And since we Lebanese are Lebanese whatever our situations, this is what our people did during their protests in Sweden today:
Stay tuned to our Instagram for live stories from the protests outside and inside Lebanon.