Protests Are Being Held In Cities Across The World To Mark 1 Year Since Beirut Blast

Protests Are Being Held In Cities Across The World To Mark 1 Year Since Beirut Blast

The Lebanese diaspora is planning to hold demonstrations around the world to mark the first anniversary of the August 4 explosion this Wednesday.

The following is the full list of planned protests and events outside Lebanon, in their local times:


  • Toronto: 5:30 PM at Queen’s Park
  • Montreal: 6 PM at the Lebanese Consulate
  • Vancouver: 6 PM at UBC Robson Square
  • Ottawa: 7 PM at the Human Rights Monument

United States:

  • Boston: 5 PM at Copley Square
  • Los Angeles: 6 PM at Los Angeles City Hall
  • San Francisco: 6 PM at Cupid’s Span
  • New York City: 7 PM at Washington Square Park
  • Ohio: 6 PM at Lebanese Cultural Garden


  • Berlin: 12 PM at the Lebanese Embassy
  • Amsterdam: 5:30 PM at Dam Square
  • Paris: 5:30 PM at Place Victor-Hugo
  • Oslo: 6 PM at Eidsvolls plass
  • London: 6:30 PM at Kensington Palace Gardens
  • Lyon: 6:30 PM at Place Bellecour
  • Toulouse: 7 PM at Place du Capitole
  • Geneva: 7 PM at Place des Nations
  • Barcelona: 7 PM at Placa de Sant Jaume
  • Brussels: 8 PM at Place de la Monnaie
  • Madrid: 7 PM at Roselada de El Retiro, Retiro Park
  • Jonkoping: 6 PM at Radhusparken
  • Marseille: 6 PM at Mirroir Ombriere, Vieux Port
  • Prague : 6 PM at the Lebanese Embassy


  • Mexico City: 11 AM at the Lebanese Embassy


  • Australia: 5:30 PM, online via @ALIF17Oct
  • Australia: 6:07 PM, light a candle on your driveway

The demonstrations aim to honor the memory of the more than 230 people who lost their lives during the explosion and to show solidarity with their families and with the thousands of victims who survived the tragedy, as well as to call for justice and accountability.

Check back regularly as more cities are being added.

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