Courtesy of Lebanon’s The Daily Star.

Via the NY Times, Hundreds of Thousands in Lebanon Protest Syria:

Hundreds of thousands of people rallied in central Beirut on Monday in the largest anti-Syrian protest in Lebanon since the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri exactly a month ago.

Flag-waving crowds from across Lebanon gathered in Martyrs’ Square in central Beirut, just meters away from Hariri’s grave, to demand an international inquiry into his killing, the sacking of Syrian-backed security chiefs and a total Syrian pullout.

Unlike previous anti-Syrian opposition protests since a bomb blast killed Hariri on Feb. 14, many Sunni Muslims joined Druze and Christians in taking to the streets. Hariri was a Sunni.

The opposition rally came a day after huge crowds turned out in the south for a anti-U.S. demonstration organized by Lebanon’s Shi’ite Muslim Hizbollah group, an ally of Syria.

I find it quite impressive that Sunni Muslims, Druze, and Chrisitians are protesting side-by-side for the same cause (particularly Druze and Christians).  Hopefully the protests will remain peaceful, for I fear that old wounds may slowly be split open…