Following the footsteps of the human chain, which took place in October, and "The Bus" initiative earlier this month, a new similar "unity" event under the name "The Convoy of the Revolution" will take place next Saturday, November 7th, extending from Tyre all the way to Tripoli.
Like "The Bus" of 16 November, this convoy is set to move along the coastal cities of Lebanon, stopping in various cities along the way for specified periods of time before resuming the journey North.
Although the specific details of the event have not been discussed, it appears that the event is going to be very similar to that of the bus event; a public transportation vehicle (bus) will be the center of attention and a large number of cars will tail it throughout the trip.
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Because the event was created by the protesters of Tyre, the convoy is supposed to take off from there at 8 AM on Saturday and reach Tripoli by 6:30 PM. Here is a list of the convoy's planned stops, according to the event's map poster:
- Sidon: 9 AM.
- Damour: 10:30.
- Martyr's Square, Beirut: 12:30 PM.
- Jal El Dib: 2 PM.
- Jbeil: 3:30 PM.
- Batroun: 5 PM.
- Tripoli: 6:30 PM.
Nabatiyeh, Kfar Roummane, Bint Jbeil, and Akkar are listed on the event's map, without specific timestamps or a pathway. It shows, however, that the convoy is planned to pass through these areas.
Earlier this month, the protesters of Tripoli came up with the creative idea of visiting the squares and sites in Lebanon that had active daily protests, including those in Beirut, Sidon, Nabatiyeh, and others. The plan was to take off early in the morning from Tripoli riding a bus, which the planners called the "Bus of the Revolution," and reach Tyre in the far south before sunset.
The purpose of the bus, which is also that of the now-planned convoy, was to further affirm the unity between the Lebanese as well as advocate their shared cause of revolution against corruption.
Unfortunately, due to the opposition that the bus was met with from a portion of Sidon locals, the bus was unable to go past Sidon, and thus never reached its final destination; Tyre.
Two weeks later, the convoy event is a continuation of the bus's pathway and a final attempt for people of Tyre and Tripoli to physically stand together and make their statement of unity.