Lebanon in Pictures: Strike And protests For Economical Justice
Today people from various areas in Lebanon gathered at 11:00 am marching in a protest from Beshara al-Khoury towards the Grand Serail to refute the cabinet’s approval of the wage hike decree. What happened today is simple to understand, there isn’t any mysterious political conspiracy behind it: it’s a fact that living in Lebanon nowadays for a working citizen has become like some sort of a voyage into the unknown, some are not sure if they can make it till tomorrow. The same old story allover the world: the government is made of and backed by business men/women who are not willing to give while taking everything.
There were only people today, not political parties with their un-creative flags, just people who gathered, united, and demanded their rights. I’m sure their chants penetrated the shiny glass windows of the Grand Serail (government house).
Angry chants hit the sky:
“O ruler listen, we want to live in dignity”.
“We want to break the hands of the ones thieving from us, and change this system”.
“O soldiers, your brethren are here, throw your guns down and march with us”.
“In candle light we draw the road of freedom”.
Here I would like to elaborate a bit: The Labor Union did not support the strike and protests today. Ghassan Ghosn, head of the General Labor Confederation is a renowned corrupt person who deceived the workers many times in the past and therefore the above sign is accusing the Union of being an opportunistic one.