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Now That's a Protest


In a special speech to Parliament, Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister has announced his resignation and that of his government.

Following Monday's statement by Prime Minister Omar Karami, a Lebanese opposition figure called for popular protests in Beirut to continue until Syria quits Lebanon.

"The battle is long, and this is the first step, this is the battle for freedom, sovereignty and independence," opposition MP Ghattas Khouri told a cheering protest in central Beirut, according to Reuters.

Ukraine, Georgia, Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Lebanon?

Who's next?

UPDATE: The good professor writes that "the government has just fallen."

Glenn, it didn't fall -- it was pushed over the ledge by popular protest.

UPDATE: Jeff Goldstein's take is meaner and funnier. Which, like you knew that already.