Ukrainian citizens in Lebanon gather outside the Russian Embassy in Beirut to protest against the invasion of their country by Russia
Dozens of Ukrainian citizens gathered outside the Russian Embassy in Beirut yesterday to protest Russia's large-scale invasion of their country earlier that morning, the biggest attack by one European country on another since World War II. The Ukrainian national anthem played through loudspeakers as the demonstrators, some of whom were joined by their Lebanese spouses, carried signs denouncing the invasion and chanted “Russia go home.”
Protesters told L’Orient Today that personnel at the military checkpoint near the entrance on the Cola side of the embassy had asked them to leave, so they moved to an alternative entrance on the Corniche al-Mazraa side of the building, where the protest grew in size as the morning progressed. Meanwhile, uniformed security personnel posted on the roof of the embassy observed the protesters gathered in the street below.