Roger L. Simon

Beirut! Beirut! Beirut!

The biggest demonstration yet (800,000… a million who knows…) on the streets of Beirut – this time from the pro-democracy side. How thrilling it is to see this! Let’s all pray (even we agnostics) for continued non-violence.

UPDATE: The Al-Jazeera coverage is worth reading on many levels. Also always worth in look during this excitement is the Lebanon Daily Star which has some disquieting reports of violence, though sporadic so far.

MORE: Turkey’s Zaman Online is reporting the number of anti-Syria/pro-democracy demonstrators in Beirut to be “nearly two million”! Isn’t the population of Lebanon itself only slightly above three million?