Schools, banks, offices, and shops remained closed. People were on the streets at all hours, night and day, fighting to abolish the ineffective and corrupt cabinet. It is said that 1.5 million people gathered in mass protests, yet there are no statistics to provide exact numbers. All we know is that this is the biggest revolution Lebanon has ever seen.
The Lebanese forces (Ouwet) resigned on this day.
There is light, pulling the Lebanese people out of the dark abyss of devastation, encouraging them to keep fighting. The first light came from London and then another one from Madrid. The next from Montreal, traveling all the way to Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco
. They all brought light and those lights shone only in one direction—Lebanon.
The Diaspora was a big source of support in keeping the economy afloat through the years and its support doesn’t falter as it continues to support the people who are protesting on the ground. After all, there’s no place like home, right?