Graffiti spray "Beirut Revolts"

#YouStink: The Morning After

Last night’s #YouStink protest in Downtown Beirut escalated beyond expectations. Internal Security Forces (ISF) responded violently to the peaceful protests using water cannons, teargas, batons, rubber bullets, as well as live ammunition. As protestors gathered near the Riad El Solh statue, the ISF set up barricades, including electric fences to prevent protestors from marching to the parliament building.

After the violence, this is what Downtown Beirut looked like today at 7 AM. The photos were taken this morning by Beirut Syndrome staff.

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Damaged Lebanese ISF bus spray-painted "may the regime fall".
Damaged Lebanese ISF bus spray-painted “may the regime fall”.
Damaged ISF bus
Damaged ISF bus

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Riot police gearing up at a distance near Riad Solh
Riot police gearing up at a distance near Riad Solh
Riot police gearing up at 7:30 AM
Riot police gearing up at 7:30 AM
One of the water cannon vehicles between Riad Solh and the Grand Serail
One of the water cannon vehicles between Riad Solh and the Grand Serail

Tents #YouStink Tents 2 #YouStink Tents 3 #YouStink IMG_0753 IMG_0754 Signs #YouStink Tents 3 #YouStink Electric Fence 2 #YouStink

"The wall of shame"
“The wall of shame”
Spray-painted messages calling for the resignation of the government and secularism.
Spray-painted messages calling for the resignation of the government and secularism.
"Parliament of thieves"  "Aoun, Geagea, Hariri, Nasrallah, Berri: may they fall"
“Parliament of thieves”
“Aoun, Geagea, Hariri, Nasrallah, Berri: may they fall”

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One of the electric fences set up by the ISF to prevent entry into Nejmeh Square where the parliament building is located.
One of the electric fences set up by the ISF to prevent entry into Nejmeh Square where the parliament building is located.
Several luxury brand stores and billboards were sprayed with "revolution".
Several luxury brand stores and billboards were sprayed with “revolution”.

Revolution 2 #YouStink

Marks left by the impact of teargas canisters fired at the protestors by the ISF.
Marks left by the impact of teargas canisters fired at the protestors by the ISF.

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The protests will commence on Tuesday, demanding accountability for the violence that took place last night. Join us.

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Article by: Beirut Syndrome Staff

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