Monday, February 28, 2005
Despite a newly announced government ban, the Lebanese are still turning out in huge numbers to demand the resignation of the pro-Syrian government. Today will also see a general strike by businesses and a probably vote of no confidence in Parliament. Israeli news sources report that Syrian intelligence prevented the Lebanese government from resigning last week. And on a partially related note, Joshua Landis today is a must-read on attitudes in Syria amidst a new government crackdown on free expression.