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Germany: Lebanese Berlin community rally in support of homeland protests

1 20.10.2019 Инфо

W/S Protest in solidarity with Lebanon by Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
C/U Protesters chanting
W/S Protesters chanting
M/S Protesters chanting
W/S Protesters with signs and Lebanese flags
C/U Protester with sign: "From Berlin to Lebanon we stand with you #Revolution"
M/S Protesters with signs
C/U Protester with sign: "We stand with our brothers in Lebanon"
M/S Protesters with Lebanese flags by Brandenburg Gate
W/S Protesters with Lebanese flags
M/S Protester holding sign: "My wife is Lebanese, my kids deserve to be too"
M/S Protesters with signs "Your time is up, you disgust us! You made us flee"
C/U Sign: "From Berlin to Beirut we stand with you"
M/S Protesters with sign
SOT, Adam el Khaled, Demonstrator (German): "We have right now a revolution against our politicians, against our Parliament. We are living for about 30 years and we always have the same problems. Electricity, water, pollution in air, pollution at sea. And so for no one has tried to solve these problems."
M/S Protester wearing t-shirt reading (German): "Justice, freedom and equality" *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Adam el Khaled, Demonstrator (German): "We want a new Parliament right now, and also what we need from the EU and the USA, we need people to control the new elections in Lebanon."
M/S Protesters waving Lebanese flags
C/U Kid wearing fez
C/U Sign: "Sunday 4 Sawra"
W/S Protesters with Lebanese flags
SOT, Sirin Saoif, Demonstrator (German): "It is the first time that there is such a big demonstration, and not only in one city, but rather in a lot of cities. The whole of Lebanon is one. Yesterday for instance in Tripoli, thousands of people went to the streets, and same thing in Beirut and in every city. There were DJs, it was a peaceful demonstration, it was a party to show people we want peace. We don't want to riot, we don't want to break anything, and we are all one. We are all one against corruption, against the government, it's not about which religion or confession you are from, we are all one and protect each other. And this is the first time, and it's very strong and I think that it will move things in many cases."
W/S Protesters by Brandenburg Gate
SCRIPT
Berlin's Lebanese community rallied by the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Sunday, to show solidarity with the ongoing anti-government protests in Lebanon.
Footage shows demonstrators chanting slogans, wearing Lebanese flags and carrying signs reading "From Berlin to Lebanon we stand with you" and "Your time is up, you disgust us! You made us flee."
One of the demonstrators, Adam el Khaled, said that they have been facing "the same problems" for 30 years. He added: "We want a new Parliament right now, and also what we need from the EU and the USA, we need people to control the new elections in Lebanon."
The wave of protest broke out on Thursday, following Prime Minister Saad Hariri's announcement of new taxes. The move triggered calls for the government's resignations among citizens at home and abroad.
Hariri's coalition partners have until Monday to agree on economic reforms, with the PM suggesting he could resign if an agreement is not reached.