- Title: Muslim protesters perform Friday prayers in the streets of Southern Lebanon
- Date: 25th October 2019
- Summary: BARJA, LEBANON (OCTOBER 25, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MUSLIM PROTESTERS LISTENING TO FRIDAY SERMON IN THE MIDDLE OF HIGHWAY PREACHER PERFORMING AZAN (CALL TO PRAYER) VARIOUS OF MUSLIM PROTESTERS LISTENING TO FRIDAY SERMON (SOUNDBITE)(Arabic) MUSLIM PROTESTER, SAYING: "The goal here today is to deliver a wide message to the whole community that this Muslim community stands also in solidarity with this revolution, in facing corruption and that we are part of this society. We raise our voice, against corrupt people always in confronting them all the way." VARIOUS OF MUSLIM PROTESTERS DURING FRIDAY PRAYER PROTESTERS PREPARING CARPETS FOR PRAYER AHEAD OF FRIDAY PRAYER (SOUNDBITE)(Arabic) MUSLIM SHEIKH AHMAD SAIFEDDINE, SAYING: "We are protesting with our prayer, because the pulpits in the mosques are not enough to express our battle against injustice and corruption, we have to come to the squares, pray in the squares and speak in the squares to make them pulpits for the struggle against injustice and corruption." VARIOUS OF MUSLIM PROTESTERS PERFORMING FRIDAY PRAYERS
- Embargoed: 8th November 2019 12:04
- Keywords: Lebanon protests civil unrest blocked roads anti-government Muslims prayers Friday prayers
- Location: BARJA, LEBANON
- City: BARJA, LEBANON
- Country: Lebanon
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001B2LIO93
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Muslim protesters performed Friday prayers in the streets of Southern Lebanon on Friday (October 25) in support of the wave of protests that Lebanon have witnessed for the past nine days.
Worshippers set up carpets and prayed on the Jiyeh highway, Southern Lebanon, near the city of Barja, preventing cars to drive past and blocking vehicles access to the road.
Muslim Sheikh Ahmad Saifeddine, who took part in the prayer, stressed on the importance for the Muslim community to contribute to oppose injustice and corruption from the streets as well as from mosques. "The pulpits in the mosques are not enough to express our battle against injustice and corruption, we have to come to the squares, pray in the squares and speak in the squares to make them pulpits for the struggle against injustice and corruption." he added.
The protests have been extraordinary because of their size and geographic reach in a country where political movements are normally divided on sectarian lines and struggle to draw nationwide appeal.
(Production: Hassan Hankir, Alaa Kanaan, Yara Abi Nader, Imad Creidi, Lucy Marks, Chiara Rodriquez)
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