Although the officials are used to take breaks, they somehow mistook the recess the people needed in some regions for a capitulation. They started feeling more comfortable resuming their political games. They were all wrong. This revolution will only end with the changes it is demanding, and the corrupt out.
On Saturday, Nour Square’s fire was rekindled with protesters from all northern regions joining in, waving the Lebanese flag. Determination to fight till the end for a better future for all the Lebanese people hasn’t been as strong as now.
Social, financial, water, electrical, garbage, and many more crises have pushed people into the streets. Daily bank attacks everywhere, many cities have been in the dark for the past week and the formation of Hassan Diab’s government is deemed more and more questionable.
This government that is being forced upon the Lebanese people is similar to the ones that preceded it for decades and brought this country to its current agonizing status. It simply does not meet the demands of the revolution.
Protesters are calling for the fall of the regime, the same that is controlling and manipulating the formation of that new government. They refuse that it even sees the light because the much-needed reforms won’t then see the light either.
In Tripoli, large demonstrations roamed the streets. Chants echoed calling for the fall of the current government and holding its officials responsible for the collapse of the country.
“If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not the age of Revolution, when the old and the new stand side by side and admit of being compared; when the energies of all men are searched by fear and by hope; when the historic glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era?” stated Ralph Waldo Emerson once.