The Lebanese Army says today’s protest in Beirut was “unprecedented”, meaning more than one million marched on the streets for the first time in the country’s history.
That also makes it one of the world’s largest ever protests (in proportion to a country’s population).
The army sent 20,000 troops into the capital. The opposition is promising civil disobediance, with warlord Michel Aoun threatening to occupy the Parliament, and set up a rival government. Doesn’t this sound familiar.
Lebanese PM Fouad Siniora is surely making plans to flee the country now. The only question is: when?