I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today, my own government.

Martin Luther King Jr.
People exercise at a sports club after opening up, following ease in #Coronavirus restriction, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
People exercise at a sports club after opening up, following ease in Coronavirus restriction, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
Dozens of protesters marched through the streets making a point to protest under the original demands of the #Oct17 uprising to overhaul the political system, in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / The Daily Star)
Dozens of protesters marched through the streets making a point to protest under the original demands of the Oct. 17 uprising to overhaul the political system, in Saida, Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / The Daily Star)
Army soldiers chase anti-government demonstrators during clashes following a protest against the government and the economic crisis, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / DPA)
Army soldiers chase anti-government demonstrators during clashes following a protest against the government and the economic crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / DPA)
An Ethiopian domestic worker argues with a policeman as dozens of Ethiopian workers gather outside the #Ethiopian consulate, stranded after they were abandoned by employers, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
An Ethiopian domestic worker argues with a policeman as dozens of Ethiopian workers gather outside the Ethiopian consulate, stranded after they were abandoned by employers, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A protester reacts in front of security forces as thousands gather during a demonstration to protest against economic crisis in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussam Chbaro / AA)
A protester reacts in front of security forces as thousands gather during a demonstration to protest against economic crisis in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussam Chbaro / AA)
A bride and groom take part in an ongoing protest against the government, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Haitham Al-Mousawi / Zuma)
A bride and groom take part in an ongoing protest against the government, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Haitham Al-Mousawi / Zuma)
A boy studies online from home as schools close to prevent the spread of the #coronavirus disease in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A boy studies online from home as schools close to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease in Saida, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Civil defence volunteers blocked the main road in front of the ministry of interior demanding full-time jobs, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. ( @shaaban_hasan )
Civil defence volunteers blocked the main road in front of the ministry of interior demanding full-time jobs, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hasan Shaaban)
A protester gesture as he walks by burning tires during a protest in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. ( @natheer.jpg )
A protester gesture as he walks by burning tires during a protest in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Natheer Halawani)
Riot police stand guard in front of protesters during a demonstration in central #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Baydoun / Al-Araby)
Riot police stand guard in front of protesters during a demonstration in central Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Baydoun / Al-Araby)
An injured riot #policeman in contact his teammates during a demonstration against the government and worsening economic conditions, on a road in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Zakaria Jaber)
An injured riot policeman in contact his teammates during a demonstration against the government and worsening economic conditions, on a road in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Zakaria Jaber)
A policeman guarding a road leading to parliament gestures at protesters, in central #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Rabih Yassine)
A policeman guarding a road leading to parliament gestures at protesters, in central Beirut, Lebanon. (Rabih Yassine)
A riot policeman looks toward a police motorcycle set on fire by anti-government protesters in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nicolas Tawk)
A riot policeman looks toward a police motorcycle set on fire by anti-government protesters in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Nicolas Tawk)
Protesters sit outside a fortified entrance of the Lebanese parliament during a demonstration in central #Beirut, #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Protesters sit outside a fortified entrance of the Lebanese parliament during a demonstration in central Beirut, Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
A woman holds banners during a vigil for George #Floyd and protest against the widespread racism that migrant workers face in Lebanon, outside the American University of #Beirut ( @AUB_Lebanon ), #Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS) #BlackLivesMatter
A woman holds banners during a vigil for George Floyd and protest against the widespread racism that migrant workers face in Lebanon, outside the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
A protester holds a placard against #Hezbollah, in front of Mohammad al-Amin mosque during a demonstration in central #Beirut, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
A protester holds a placard against Hezbollah, in front of Mohammad al-Amin mosque during a demonstration in central Beirut, Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
A discarded FFP2 protective face mask sits on a stone during the #coronavirus pandemic, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
A discarded FFP2 protective face mask sits on a stone during the coronavirus pandemic, in Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Smoke rises as #Army soldiers stand guard during a protest against the government, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Smoke rises as Army soldiers stand guard during a protest against the government, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Plainclothed security forces (front, back to camera) form a chain to block anti-protesters, near Martyrs' Square, #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Plainclothed security forces (front, back to camera) form a chain to block anti-protesters, near Martyrs’ Square, Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Riot police stand guard in front of protesters during a demonstration in central #Beirut, #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Riot police stand guard in front of protesters during a demonstration in central Beirut, Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Riot police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters during a protest at Martyrs' Square, #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Riot police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters during a protest at Martyrs’ Square, Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
An anti-government protester uses a tennis racket to return a tear gas canister at riot policemen during a demonstration in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
An anti-government protester uses a tennis racket to return a tear gas canister at riot policemen during a demonstration in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
A demonstrator holds onions for protection from the effects of tear gas, during a protest, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A demonstrator holds onions for protection from the effects of tear gas, during a protest, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A demonstrator walks with her #dog during a protest against the government performance and worsening economic conditions, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
A demonstrator walks with her dog during a protest against the government performance and worsening economic conditions, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
A member of the Internal Security Forces ( @lebisf ) who was injured in scuffles with anti-government protesters, is escorted by colleagues from the site of the clashes at Martyrs' Square, #Beirut, #Lebanon. (\WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
A member of the Internal Security Forces (ISF) who was injured in scuffles with anti-government protesters, is escorted by colleagues from the site of the clashes at Martyrs’ Square, Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
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