Lebanon POW 3 – 9 April

It’s always amazing to see people actually standing up to claim their basic rights in life, to demand a decent life they are missing.
The more amazing thing, is seeing people really giving this matter not a 100% enthusiasm but a 1000%.

What Lebanon witnessed today with the civil defense volunteers, marching into the deep cold sea, is just what some have to do, and not just raise some voices here, and lower them there, in a situation where addiction to “morphine” can be put as an appropriate description for the Lebanese people.

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A group of Civil Defense volunteers gathered on the Ramlet al-Baida beach, linking hands as they plunged into the sea in a symbolic act of defiance, as others demonstrated outside Parliament demanding the passage of the law, which was finally approved to grant those volunteers full-time employment. (Marwan Bou haidar / 24)

A man from “Animals Lebanon” holds a captured crocodile that search teams had been previously looking for along the Beirut River. (Marwan Bou Haidar/Al-akhbar)

A tenant holds a banner reading “no to the rent law that would displace people” during a protest in Beirut for Rent. (Hasan Shaaban/The Daily Star)

Lebanese participants ride bicycles during the International Day of Sport for the Development of Peace with the slogan ‘Cycle for Peace’ at downtown Beirut, Lebanon. In 2013 the United Nations General Assembly declared 06 April as the International Day of Sports and Physical Activity. This is the first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to be celebrated. (WAEL HAMZEH/EFE – EPA)

Students at the American University Beirut protest a proposed tuition fee increase. (Marwan Bou Haidar/Al-akhbar)

Yehia (R), the millionth Syrian refugee in Lebanon, talks to his mother ahead of registration at a UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency) registration center, after fleeing from Yabrud, in the northern port city of Tripoli. More than one million Syrians have registered as refugees in Lebanon after fleeing war in their country, inflicting a ‘staggering’ impact on the tiny Mediterranean country, the UN said. (JOSEPH EID/AFP)

Lebanese pop star Haifa Wehbe poses for pictures with her fans as she arrives for the Premiere of he movie ‘Halawet Rooh’ at a movie theatre in the town of Dbayeh, North of Beirut. (JOSEPH EID/AFP)

Barb-wires surrounding Nejmeh square, in downtown Beirut, where the parliament discussions are being held (Marwan Tahtah / Al-Akhbar)

A Lebanese woman points her cane at a photographer as she crosses the street in front of Lebanese army armored personnel carriers in the Sunni neighborhood of Bab Tabbaneh, in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon. Hundreds of Lebanese soldiers were deployed throughout the area for the first time in years, quelling violence between two warring neighborhoods that has killed at least 200 people in the past three years. (Hussein Malla/AP)

A relative carries a picture of the Wadiah Baydawi ,a young pregnant mother of two, who was killed by a stray bullet of celebratory gunfire from her neighbor’s wedding in Sidon. (Stringer)

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