Protest actions and propaganda are two slightly different things.

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A woman carrying a banner that reads: “How may I not commit suicide after who provoked suicides”, after at least 3 people took their own lives in the same day, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hasan Shaaban) #لبنان_ينتفض
A woman carrying a banner that reads: “How may I not commit suicide after who provoked suicides”, after at least 3 people took their own lives in the same day. (Hasan Shaaban)
Mothers hug as they walk for peace from Ain al- #Rummaneh to #Chiyah, in #Lebanon. (Hussein Baydoun / Al Araby Al-Jadeed)
Mothers hug as they walk for peace from Ain al-Rummaneh to Chiyah, in Lebanon. (Hussein Baydoun / Al Araby Al-Jadeed)
People dance while artist Ahmad Kaabour sings during a protest in the city of #Baalbek, #Lebanon. (Ibrahim Dirani) #لبنان_ينتفض
People dance while artist Ahmad Kaabour sings during a protest in the city of Baalbek, Lebanon. (Ibrahim Dirani) #لبنان_ينتفض
Demonstrators in support of #Syrian refugees during a gathering near the #EU headquarter in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Marwan Tahtah) #لبنان_ينتفض
Demonstrators in support of Syrian refugees during a gathering near the EU headquarter in Beirut, Lebanon. (Marwan Tahtah)
An anti-government protester carries a placard and shouts slogans outside Central Bank to voice rejection to the 'haircut' measure that has been circulating lately at #Hamra Street in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
An anti-government protester carries a placard and shouts slogans outside Lebanese Central Bank to voice rejection to the ‘haircut’ measure that has been circulating lately at Hamra Street in Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
An elderly man reading a newly published newspaper entitled “17 Tishreen”, named after the 17 October protests, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Louay Kerbaj) #لبنان_ينتفض
An elderly man reading a newly published newspaper entitled “17 Tishreen”, named after the 17 October protests, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Louay Kerbaj)
People walk around golden tree leaves during the #autumn season in #Sawfar, #Lebanon. (Bilal Marie Jawich)
People walk around golden tree leaves during the autumn season in Sawfar, Lebanon. (Bilal Marie Jawich)
#Mothers #hug as they walk for peace from Ain al- #Rummaneh to #Chiyah, in #Lebanon. (Hasan Shaaban / The Daily Star) #لبنان_ينتفض
Mothers hug as they walk for peace from Ain al-Rummaneh to Chiyah, in Lebanon. (Hasan Shaaban / The Daily Star)
People take part in a protest in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Khalid / Xinhua) #لبنان_ينتفض
People take part in a protest in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Khalid / Xinhua)
People take part in a protest at Al-Nour Square in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Khalid / Xinhua) #لبنان_ينتفض
People take part in a protest at Al-Nour Square in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Khalid / Xinhua)
Majida holds a photo of her daughter Nadyn Jouny, who showcased the struggles of Lebanese women who are battling laws that give religious courts say over many aspects of their lives, as she attends a 40 day mourning ceremony of her death in a car accident, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP) #لبنان_ينتفض
Majida holds a photo of her daughter Nadyn Jouny, who showcased the struggles of Lebanese women who are battling laws that give religious courts say over many aspects of their lives, as she attends a 40 day mourning ceremony of her death in a car accident, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A Protester, left, holds a placard with Arabic that reads "Racism" in support of #Syrian #refugees, as rival protesters, right, from the #FPM party hold placards calling on Syrian refugees to return home, during demonstrations near the #EU headquarter in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP) #لبنان_ينتفض
A Protester, left, holds a placard with Arabic that reads “Racism” in support of Syrian refugees, as rival protesters, right, from the Free Patriotic Movement party hold placards calling on Syrian refugees to return home, during demonstrations near the EU headquarter in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Protesters carry an Arabic banner that reads, "Down with the civil war regime," as they march in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP) #لبنان_ينتفض
Protesters carry an Arabic banner that reads, “Down with the civil war regime,” as they march in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Protesters shout slogans as they march in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP) #لبنان_ينتفض
Protesters shout slogans as they march in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Riot police arrest a protester during an anti-government protest in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP) #لبنان_ينتفض
Riot police arrest a protester during an anti-government protest in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Citizens carry gallons and park their motorcycles and cars as they wait for filling fuel at a Petrol station at Al-Cola area, where they closed the road in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
Citizens carry gallons and park their motorcycles and cars as they wait for filling fuel at a Petrol station at Al-Cola area, where they closed the road in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
Anti-government protesters shout slogans during a protest outside of the #TVA building referring to the worsening economic situation, at Adlyeh area in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA) #لبنان_ينتفض
Anti-government protesters shout slogans during a protest outside of the TVA building referring to the worsening economic situation, at Adlyeh area in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
A woman takes a picture from her cell phone for anti-government protesters during a protest outside of the Lebanese Central Bank at #Hamra Street in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA) #لبنان_ينتفض
A woman takes a picture from her cell phone for anti-government protesters during a protest outside of the Lebanese Central Bank at Hamra Street in Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Anti-Government protesters gather outside a building housing a department of the Ministry of Finance during a demonstration in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
Anti-Government protesters gather outside a building housing a department of the Ministry of Finance during a demonstration in Beirut, Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
An anti-government protester burns a fake oversized 100 #US #Dollar bill outside the headquarters of #Lebanon’s Central Bank in the capital #Beirut. (Patrick BAZ / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
An anti-government protester burns a fake oversized 100 US Dollar bill outside the headquarters of Lebanon’s Central Bank in the capital Beirut. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)
Security forces stand behind anti-government protesters shouting slogans outside the headquarters of Lebanon’s Central Bank in the capital #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Patrick BAZ / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
Security forces stand behind anti-government protesters shouting slogans outside the headquarters of Lebanon’s Central Bank in the capital Beirut, Lebanon. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)
Anti-government protesters work on constructing a sculpture of a Phoenix, next to a giant sign of a fist with the slogan "revolution", with the sculpture designed by artist Hayat Nazir made from the remains of tents destroyed by supporters of #Hezbollah and #Amal, in #Beirut's Martyrs' Square, in #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
Anti-government protesters work on constructing a sculpture of a Phoenix, next to a giant sign of a fist with the slogan “revolution”, with the sculpture designed by artist Hayat Nazir made from the remains of tents destroyed by supporters the Shiite movements Hezbollah and Amal, in Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square, in Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
A closed gas station in the coastal city of #Byblos, as Syndicate of Gas Stations Owners, announced yesterday an open strike because of its huge losses caused by the increase in the price of the US currency to the Lebanese pounds, in #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
A closed gas station in the coastal city of Byblos, as Syndicate of Gas Stations Owners, announced yesterday an open strike because of its huge losses caused by the increase in the price of the US currency to the Lebanese pounds. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Anti-government protesters hold a mask of Central #Bank Governor Riad Salameh during a protest in front of the central bank headquarters in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
Anti-government protesters hold a mask of Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh during a protest in front of the central bank headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
People gather at a tent where anti-government protesters debate and discuss political and economic topics at al-Nour Square in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
People gather at a tent where anti-government protesters debate and discuss political and economic topics as part of an ongoing awareness at al-Nour Square in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
A backer of the #FPM founded by President Michel #Aoun (pictures), kisses the head of a policeman as he takes part in a rally on a road leading to the presidential palace in #Baabda near the capital #Beirut, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
A backer of the Free Patriotic Movement founded by Lebanese President Michel Aoun (pictures), kisses the head of a policeman as he takes part in a rally on a road leading to the presidential palace in Baabda near the capital Beirut, Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
An anti-government protester holds a placard reading in Arabic “Revolution is Love” during a protest in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Patrick BAZ / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
An anti-government protester holds a placard reading in Arabic “Revolution is Love” during a protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)
An anti-government protester holds up a sign reading "all means all, including harassers", during a demonstration in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Patrick BAZ / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
An anti-government protester holds up a sign reading “all means all, including harassers”, during a demonstration in Beirut, Lebanon. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)
Protesters gather to protest against tax increases and official corruption outside Banque du Liban (Lebanese Central Bank) in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
Protesters gather to protest against tax increases and official corruption outside Banque du Liban (Lebanese Central Bank) in Saida, Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
Residents of #Beirut carry national flags as they take part in ongoing anti-government demonstrations in #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
Residents of Beirut carry national flags as they take part in ongoing anti-government demonstrations in Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
A demonstrator holds a picture of Iraqis killed during protests, during a candlelight vigil staged outside #Iraq's embassy to denounce the excessive use of force against demonstrators there, in the capital #Beirut, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
A demonstrator holds a picture of Iraqis killed during protests, during a candlelight vigil staged outside Iraq’s embassy to denounce the excessive use of force against demonstrators there, in the capital Beirut, Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
A youth carries a jerrycan filled with petrol as people queue in front of a petrol station in #Beirut's #Cola district, #Lebanon. (AFP)
A youth carries a jerrycan filled with petrol as people queue in front of a petrol station in Beirut’s Cola district, Lebanon. (AFP)
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