Thursday, January 24, 2008

All quiet on the Beirut front

Today is the big day of strikes in Lebanon. It has been announced weeks ahead of time and people were fearing a repeat of Black Tuesday that occurred a year ago. But so far, everything seems to be OK. There are demonstrators, but they're not blocking the roads. Also, no burning of tires so far.

See below for some pics I took this morning at roughly 7:45 AM.

Photo 1: A taxi tries to pick up passengers in Hamra

Photo 2: And he's not the only one

Photo 3: A bus in Hamra on an empty street. People stayed home because of the strike of public transport...

Photo 4: Operations are in full swing at the bus station of Wardieh, Hamra