Lebanon's Protesters Formed A Human Chain Across The Country

BY Sara AlHumiri / Oct 28 2019 / 13:50 PM

The chain ran from the North to the South of the country...

Lebanon's Protesters Formed A Human Chain Across The Country
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Lebanon's civilians and locals have been protesting in resistance to the current corrupt goverment system as of late. These tensions became apparent to the people of Lebanon after the forest-fires in the Chouf mountains broke out and the government were not able to support their people. This is not the first time that the Middle Eastern country has had to go through hardships and uneasy political climates. However, it can be said that this is the first time the people of Lebanon stand so firmly united. It has been over a week since the protests began and the "October Revolution", as they have dubbed it, is still going strong. Yesterday, a human chain was formed from the North to the South of Lebanon.

Participants included renowned Middle Eastern influencers like Nathalie Fanj, Karen Wazen, Andrea Wazen and Dana Hourani. Our October cover-star Nadine Labaki was even taking part in planning the human-chain, and has been very active on social media to announce news regarding the protests activities. 

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Dana Hourani Instagram Story

Dana Hourani Instagram Story

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Nearly 170,000 people joined this historic event and the chain spanned 105 miles. Crossing Beirut, Tripoli, Dbayeh and other Lebanese cities on the coastline, the human chain was a symbol of solidarity by the Lebanese people. Draped in the Lebanese flag and singing the national anthem, the protests were not only peaceful, but touching.