Cedar Revolution


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Cedar Revolution

n
the popular protests in 2005 that brought down the Lebanese cabinet and prompted Syria to withdraw its troops from Lebanon
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"Since the beginning of the Cedar Revolution, we have shown a great focus on living together in this region, which requires that we share our joys and sorrows and our occasions," noted Adwan.
Hariri remembered those who fell alongside Chatah and "all the martyrs of the Cedar Revolution.
Ten years ago, the Syrian Army withdrew from Lebanon and the so-called Cedar Revolution blossomed across the tiny Meditarranean country, demanding democracy.
After a meeting at their headquarters in Beirut a day ahead of the vote, the alliance released a statement saying that Geagea best "represents the principles that the Cedar Revolution and the March 14 Alliance were built upon." The coalition of 18 multi-ethnic parties, who describe themselves as being independent and are united by their opposition to Syria, called on lawmakers to "respect constitutional privileges" and to make the day an "exceptional" one.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said the escalation of violence was a threat to the country's stability.Lebanon broke free from Syrian dominance with its Cedar Revolution in 2005.
of New York) analyzes the evolution of Lebanese politics in the years following the Ta'if Agreement of 1989, years dominated by Syrian political hegemony until the "Cedar Revolution" of 2005 forced the withdrawal of Syrian troops.
Lina Khatib presents a cross-country examination of emerging trends in the use of visuals in political struggles in the Middle East, from the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon to the Green Movement in Iran, to the Arab Spring in Egypt, Syria and Libya.
It had been inspired by Lebanon's Cedar Revolution which took place in a 1.5 million-strong Central Beirut rally on March 14, 2005, one month after the assassination of Lebanese ex-PM Rafiq Hariri.
The murder sparked the so-called Cedar Revolution, a wave of mass protests that, combined with international pressure, forced Syria to withdraw its troops from Lebanon after a 29-year deployment.
Christian leader and head of the Lebanese Forces (LF), Samir Geagea, said "this government represents everything but Lebanon, and it will take us back to the era that existed prior to the Cedar Revolution in 2005." He added, "Therefore, we will work using all available democratic means recognized by the law in order to bring the Cabinet down." The Cedar Revolution refers to the massive demonstrations that rocked Beirut in 2005 after the assassination of Hariri.
House Speaker Nabih Berri has said that the Cedar Revolution, by which he meant the Western-backed March 14 alliance, "has taken Lebanon back 60 years.
Hariri called for mass protests in a monthon March 14, the day that 2005's Cedar Revolution, which was prompted by outrage at the assassination, began, and the day that lent its name to Hariri's movement.
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