The long march for secularism

Images from yesterday’s march for secularism in Beirut. This is a good opinion piece in the Guardian on Lebanon’s struggle for secularism, and an article on the march in the LA Times. The impression that I got from most Lebanese friends when I asked what they thought of the march was something like, “it was a nice event, but it was one step in a million mile journey.”

By far my favorite chant from yesterday was, “shoo taiftak? ma khasak!” (“What’s your sect? None of your business!”)

image: matthew cassel

image: matthew cassel

image: matthew cassel

image: matthew cassel