I arrived in lebanon a day before the protests began completely oblivious as to what will unfold in the days to come and looking forward to our family holiday. I immediately joined the protesters like all my fellow countryman understanding the peoples plight i was excited everyone from all the different sects had come together for a common cause. I noticed the people didnt have any particular plea other than the removal of the existing regime so it motivated me to protest even more. The government had no answer and couldnt say much, the people were all defiant in a rare show off unity, They were literally dumbfounded.
With all the excitement and hope for change sadness and reality hit me the hardest, while all this was happening news that a child was left to die in front of a hospital because his parents couldnt afford to foot the bill and he was refused entry.
It hit me hard and I was in shock for days I couldnt accept what had happened I was in total disbelief.
I coudnt believe how humanity had failed this child and so I realised the true reality of the protests at this moment.
I then understood what everyone was feeling, I vowed that I will do whatever I can within my means to never allow this to happen again when I return back to my home country Australia.
However I cant do this all on my own and I will require the support of you all so please donate generously to help those families who are most in need of food, medication and hospital especially after the rise in the cost of living.
وصلت الى لبنان قبل يوم واحد من بدء الثورة... شاركت خلال ايام في معظم الإعتصامات في عدد لا بأس به من مدن لبنان و من ثم عدت الى غربتي من جديد
تركت بلدي و لأول مرة أشعر أن هذه الثورة أصبحت مسؤولية على كل مواطن شريف... و ان علينا دعم هذا الشعب المناضل و لو بشق تمرة...
و بما أني و غيري من المغتربين نتابع أخبار ... قررنا أنا و عدد من صديقاتي أن نفتح باب التبرعات لدعم الفقراء بطرابلس و الشمال ( حي التنك و غيرها) و خصوصاً في ظل هذا الغلاء المستشري على كل الصعد (طبابة، مواد غذائية وغيرها).