Protesting and demonstrating are basic elements of any democratic country.

It is one of many ways a person, group, community can object and raise their voice with, and not to forget, the most civilized and peaceful way.

And as  Leonardo da Vinci once said: “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence”.

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Galvanized by the successful protest previously held on February 27, American University of Beirut (AUB) students held another rally on campus today to voice their rejection of proposed tuition hikes, as well as a lack of financial transparency and other policies pursued by AUB's administration. (Ali alloush/Almodon)
Galvanized by the successful protest previously held on February 27, American University of Beirut (AUB) students held another rally on campus today to voice their rejection of proposed tuition hikes, as well as a lack of financial transparency and other policies pursued by AUB’s administration. (Ali alloush/Almodon)
People take part in a rally, notably to denounce domestic violence, on the ‘International Women’s Day’ on March 8, 2014 in front of the National Museum in the capital Beirut. The ‘International Women’s Day’ dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century and has been observed by the United Nations since 1975. The placard (L) reads in French: ‘I’m marching for my daughters Emma and Sophie’. (ANWAR AMRO/AFP)
Women hold placards denouncing domestic violence during a rally on the ‘International Women’s Day’ on March 8, 2014 in front of the National Museum in the capital Beirut. The ‘International Women’s Day’ dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century and has been observed by the United Nations since 1975. The placard (L) reads in French: ‘I’m marching for my daughters Emma and Sophie’. (ANWAR AMRO/AFP)
The mother of Roula Yacoub, a victim of domestic violence, holds a portrait of her deceased daughter during a rally on “International Women’s Day” on March 8, 2014 in front of the National Museum in Beirut, Lebanon. (Anwar Amro/AFP)
Graffiti in Beirut’s southern suburbs. (Haitham Moussawi/Al-akhbar)
A man watches a jellyfish swim in Beirut’s waters. (Marwan Tahtah/Al-akhbar)
MIT was mourning on Friday the loss of a 23-year-old graduate student, who was found dead in his university-owned residence in Cambridge Thursday night, officials said. Hadi Kasab of Saida, Lebanon, was a second-year graduate student in MIT’s program in computation for design and optimization, the school said Friday. (The Boston Globe)
MEA Plane Headed to Baghdad Forced To Return To Beirut, because the son of the Iraqi Transport Minister was very late and the plane had to leave without him. (flightglobal)
The son of Ibrahim Sakr, a reputed business man in Zahle, was freed after he got kidnapped yesterday in front of his house. Some reports are saying a prominent political figure intervened to release the kid, probably Nabih Berri. (Lebanese forces)
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