Beirut Separation Wall Removed 24 Hours after Installment

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Prime Minister Tammam Salam gave instructions on Tuesday to remove a concrete wall installed by the authorities in downtown Beirut a day after violent protests.

The wall was erected on Monday at Riad al-Solh Square near the Grand Serail after large violent anti-government protests shook the area on Sunday.

Following Salam's decisions, several protesters were seen climbing and sitting on the wall holding Lebanese flags.

The wall's erection had drawn sharp criticism with graffiti artists converging on the area to express their resentment to government inaction.

The artists were quick to draw graffiti satirizing political parties and accusing politicians of being “monsters behind the wall.”

Some social media activists likened it to the Berlin Wall and others to the separation barrier built by Israel in the West Bank.

Some dubbed it a wall of shame.

“It took Israel years before it created that wall of disgrace to isolate the Palestinians. It took the Lebanese government two days to create a wall against its own people,” said a man on Facebook.

“The ugliest thing is to create a wall separating the authorities and the people,” said another.

The activists also called via Facebbok and Twitter for holding Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq accountable for ordering the wall's erection.

But they were quick to welcome Salam's decision on Tuesday.

The large protests erupted on Saturday over anger about the heaps of trash accumulating in Beirut's streets after the closure of the Naameh landfill more than a month ago.

But they turned violent on Sunday when thugs infiltrated peaceful demonstrators and clashed with police.



Comments 16
Missing humble 25 August 2015, 13:47

The diffamation technique which Ebola and FPM use is created by the Mollahs and uses Takhrib (attacking opponents instead of answering their arguments) and Siahkari to defame someone (zionist, takfiri, saudi, wahhabi, da3ishi...).
This diffamation technique is revealed openly by Amir Taheri an iranian journalist. It is a proof that those who use it are under iranian command

Thumb cedars2 25 August 2015, 13:48

They caused the Lebanese citizens to pay for erecting then removing a wall, I could think of a million other things to do with the money wasted on that wall. If you gave them to an orphanage or the red cross it would have been better than that wasted time and money.

Missing humble 25 August 2015, 14:14

Another proof of the defamation technique

Missing nuetral 25 August 2015, 14:37

Salam is doing the right thing,maybe the best prime minister Lebanon ever had.

Default-user-icon Mazen_M (Guest) 25 August 2015, 16:29

Don't be fooled!! They all become "good" when they feel the pressure. That's what always happens. The people get angry, then these politicians do one small thing, and everybody forgets and are happy. This time, the Lebanese people should not stop!!

Thumb cedars2 25 August 2015, 14:37

Man they all more corrupt than each other. Khalasna wloh. See you Saturday? :)

Missing imagine_1979 25 August 2015, 16:29


Thumb ex-fpm 25 August 2015, 15:05

مجلس الوزراء قرر الغاء المناقصات وإعادة الملف الى اللجنة الوزارية المكلفة دراسته

Default-user-icon nynua (Guest) 25 August 2015, 15:08

Syria has some vast territory, why not pay them for landfills there, I'm sure they need the money at this time.

Default-user-icon chamex (Guest) 25 August 2015, 15:35

Any idea where these concrete sections of the wall are being stored after removal?

Missing imagine_1979 25 August 2015, 16:29

3akar 3ala min?....

Missing imagine_1979 25 August 2015, 17:05

I meant: 3askar 3ala minn?.....

Missing imagine_1979 25 August 2015, 21:37

That was "en reference a samir kassir"

Default-user-icon simon free (Guest) 25 August 2015, 17:16

The Lebanese government must go. I have a great suggestion let the Lebanese Arms Forces take control of the government, initiate free elections and don't allow any major political power who is currently in power to be in the election. Then elect a president who will form a new government. No other choice. The current government is filled with money mafia. They don't care about the people. Just see the gap between the rich and poor people. There is no middle class in Lebanon. In united states the Ton of garbage to collect and dispose off doesn't cost more than $50...

Missing servant-of-jesus 25 August 2015, 19:57

how about removing the Saudi Embassy one at the end of bliss st which causes horrible traffic?

Missing imagine_1979 25 August 2015, 21:16

Or the iranian one?...
In any cases embassis are not the issue here, u are just another racist guy trying to spoil the forum... So ahet...