Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Peaceful, Modern, and Democratic: Street Life in Beirut

Hezbollah guys in wigs, Hezbollah girls showing their thongs, loofah's on poles. It sounds like last Friday's protest in Beirut was a blast. To get a handle on just how bizarre a place Lebanon is, read this short report from Annia Ciezadlo in The New Republic.

1 comment:

John said...

The thong-clad "Hizbullah girls" were Christian supporters of Michel Aoun who has formed a tactical (?) alliance with the party due to his rivalry with the March 14 majority.

There's an interesting YouTube clip showing a Hizbullah supporter pulling down a Lebanese flag and replacing it with that of his movement:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipDellud-VY