Sunday, February 05, 2006

Danish cosulate in Beirut, Lebanon is burning

From DR:

Angry and aggressive protesters run amok.Dannebrog (the Danish flag) was burned, car tires set alight and a sea of Hamas-people were wearing vests where the Danish flag was cut through by a drawing of a sabre.

Almost 20.000 protestors were according to news agencies on the street. For a long time they were held back about 200 metres from the consulate. About 2000 police and soldiers were out keeping an eye on the protesting throng. They broke through anyway and set fire to the consulate.

Just to make sure that we knew this is all about respect for religion, they added a neat little spectacle:

When the demonstration in front of the Danish consulate began dispersing several protestors continued on to the Christian quarter of Beirut - which is situated in the city´s commercial disctrict - once arrived, they began throwing rocks at a church.


Blogger Charles Martel said...

good god. i hope they realise that the Druze militia are still around in those christian quarters.

heres hoping that Lebanon civil war 2 doesnt break out.

5:20 AM  
Blogger Fed Up Arab said...

Exactly, islamophobic, this is the scary thing I have been thinking about. The news about throuwing stones at a church in that Christian quarter of the city is scary (By the way, the "civilization gab" between the two parts is so obvious)

5:27 AM  

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