Assailant Torches ‘Revolution’s Fist’ in Martyrs’ Square

W460

An unknown assailant on Friday torched the large clenched fist with “revolution” written on it that demonstrators raised at Martyrs’ Square in Central Beirut.

Witnesses said that an unidentified man on a motorbike hurled incendiary material at around 6:00 a.m. before speeding away from the scene to an unidentified location.

Some demonstrators in Martyrs’ Square, sleeping in tents since the start of the demos, rushed to extinguish the fire but failed.

The “fist” has become a symbol of the Lebanese uprising amid nationwide protests ongoing since October 17 demanding an overhaul of the entire political class.

Lebanon was marking 76 years of self-rule on Friday, but protesters say that only this year are its people experiencing "real independence".

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Comments 8
Thumb justice 22 November 2019, 09:55

Must be a Saudi/Israeli/American agent or not?

Thumb doodle-dude 22 November 2019, 12:39

it's blablablablabla. If he was not going to have it inside his deep and wide luv tunnel nobody else was going to have. So, he burned it.

Missing lebcan 22 November 2019, 17:50

Thumb lebanonforever 22 November 2019, 11:02

assailant on a "motorcycle" no doubt heading south

Thumb s.o.s 22 November 2019, 13:04

copy pasting the same message and posting it multiple times i called spamming!

Missing rami 23 November 2019, 11:12

The new fist has its middle finger raised and directed towards a popular suburb in Beirut.

Thumb doodle-dude 22 November 2019, 12:38

lol @ the shia iranian neopasdaran

Thumb farsical.resistance 22 November 2019, 16:55

You're right. Probably the same Israeli agents that cut the internet in Iran and ordered Cable companies in Dahieh to blackout the left leaning Al-Jadeed TV network from their services. The same Israeli agents who murdered Lebanese Communist intellectuals and journalists in the late 1980s and killed Lebanese Air Force Captain Samer Hanna in 2008 for encroaching on their sovereign territory, they tried but failed to blame their fellow Israeli infiltrators for his murder. The same Israeli agents who welcomed Israeli tanks with rice and flowers for liberating them but blocked the passage of a peaceful Lebanese freedom bus, welcomed elsewhere with rice and flowers, it was not Israeli enough obviously. The same Israeli agents who constituted the bulk of the Israeli SLA then became salaried Iranian vassals, make a living doing what you know. That same Israeli agent who promised the Lebanese a calm prosperous summer in 2006 then stated a war, giving Israel an excuse to kill and destroy.