Cedar Revolution Revival– One Million Rally At Martyr's Square

The Cedar Revolution got a new breath of life today as a million people turned out at at Martyr’s Square in Beirut for the pro-Lebanon rally. The massive protest took place in honor of assassinated leader Rafik al-Hariri.
The BBC has video from Beirut.

Lebanese pro-government supporters gather in downtown Beirut to mark the third anniversary of Rafik Hariri’s assassination, Lebanon Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008. Throngs of Lebanese were turning out Thursday for two opposing Beirut gatherings — Shiite Muslims supporters of Hezbollah to bid farewell to its slain top commander Imad Mughniyeh, and their pro-Western opponents at a downtown square to mark former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s 2005 assassination. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)


Lebanese pro-government supporters walk in a street leading to the Martyrs’ Square as they gather in downtown Beirut to mark the third anniversary of Rafik Hariri’s assassination, Lebanon Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008. (AP)

Massive crowds turned out today in Lebanon to honor former assassinated Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri at Martyr’s Square. Former Hezbollah terrorist leader Imad Mughniyeh was also buried today across town.
The BBC reported:

Thousands of people are rallying in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to mark three years since the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri.
Meanwhile crowds are gathering for the funeral of Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh just a few miles away.

A huge security operation is under way in the city amid fears of clashes between pro- and anti-Syrian factions.

Correspondents say the events come at a potentially explosive time, with no president and no working parliament.

About 8,000 army and internal security force troops have been deployed, with the aim of keeping the two factions apart.


Tens of thousands of supporters of the anti-Syrian coalition wave Lebanese flags during a rally to mark the third anniversary of the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in Beirut February 14, 2008. (REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir)


Lebanese pro-government supporters gather in downtown Beirut to mark the third anniversary of Rafik Hariri’s assassination, Lebanon Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008. (AP)


Supporters of the anti-Syrian coalition carry a banner and Lebanese flags during a mass rally to mark the third anniversary of the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in Beirut February 14, 2008. (REUTERS/Sharif Karim)

The Ouwet Front posted the speeches from the February 14 Hariri Rally and has more photos HERE.

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