The announcement of the government’s resignation came after a day of protests in
Martyr’s Square, a few blocks from parliament. The protesters danced to
patriotic songs, waved hundreds of Lebanese flags, and handed out red roses to
the hundreds of soldiers and police around them.
“You can tell from the looks in the soldiers’ eyes, and from their smiles,
their true stand,” said Hamadeh, who was in the square before going to
parliament. Hamadeh himself was the target of a bomb attack in October that
killed his driver.
The crucial element for any uprising to be successful is the backing, or at least the aquiescence of the military. Appears the people of Lebanon have it.