Lebanese voice solidarity with Egyptians
Mon, 07 Feb 2011 23:02:12 GMT
The Lebanese have observed a day of solidarity with the Egyptians and their revolution, which has posed a serious threat to the unpopular regime of the North African country.
The ralliers took to the streets of Beirut, calling their presence a token of support for their brothers and sisters in Egypt, reported Press TV's correspondent in the Lebanese capital, Mariam Saleh.
“We're against [Egyptian President] Hosni Mubarak. He's a puppet in the hands of the US and Israel. He has to go down. He has to go. This is it,” said a female protester.
The outraged public rallied across Egypt for a 14th straight day on Monday, urging the ouster of the three-decade-long ruler's regime.
The revolution has been severely confronted by Egyptian security forces. More than 300 people have lost their lives since the popular uprising began, reports say.
The secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, delivered an address on Monday, voicing support for what he called the revolution of the youth in Egypt.
He said this revolution was about economic, social and political issues and that it was the real movement of the Egyptian people themselves.
"Today, with your voices, blood and steadfastness, you are retrieving the dignity of the Arab people; the dignity which was humiliated by some rulers of the Arab world for decades,” Nasrallah said.