Demonstrators take part in a civilian Independence Day parade in Beirut’s Martyr Square on Friday. Agence France-Presse
Impromptu gigs have sprung up in several places in Lebanon. Music and singing are the dominant factors and actors, as the crowd starts chanting “thawra,” the Arabic word for “revolution”.
The Lebanese army command on Wednesday urged protesters to open blocked roads so that life could return to normal after 13 days of demonstrations that have paralysed the country.
Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said that the coming days will bring “positive developments,” Lebanese broadcaster Al Manara reported on Tuesday.
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