Deleting a clip of “the revolution” during the army’s celebration infuriates Lebanon

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Hassan Darwish / Anatolia

The deletion of a clip of the revolution from a famous Lebanese song, during the celebration of the Army Day, sparked a wave of anger in Beirut.

According to the official news agency, the “Lebanese and Proud of” Association organized a concert entitled “Karmalik Ya Watan” in the Nahr al-Kalb area north of Beirut, under the auspices of the army commander General Joseph Aoun, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Lebanese army.

The concert broadcasted the song “Ya Beirut” by artist Magda El Roumi, after deleting the phrase “The revolution is born from the womb of sorrows”, which sparked anger and criticism on social media platforms in the country.

Lebanese singers exchanged a video showing the choir participating in the ceremony, replacing the phrase “the revolution is born from the womb of sorrows”, by repeating the phrase “no”, which prompted them to launch a hashtag (tag) in the name of the deleted section, which met a wide interaction through communication platforms.

This comes in conjunction with the escalation of unprecedented popular protests in Lebanon, since last October, in the wake of the worst economic crisis in Lebanon since the end of the civil war (1975-1990).

The Lebanese songwriter Adham Hosseini said, via his Twitter account: “It is necessary to know who has the idea, because there is no brain (thinking), no mind, no intelligence, no vision. And no, no, no, no (in reference to the section replaced by the song).”

As the Lebanese writer Lucien Bou Ragaili tweeted, via Twitter: “He will go astray (keep), try (despise), suppress, silence and kill the revolution. But (but) the revolution is an established idea, and it does not kill (not kills).

And an account in the name of “Paul Abi Hila” was written on Twitter, saying: “Magda El Roumi said it 30 years ago and is still waiting for Beirut to emerge from under its rubble. “.

The same account drew the conversation to the politicians of Lebanon, saying: “Leave your chairs, you who have no honor, for freedom does not befit you.”

Dozens of Lebanese singers used to publish an original version of the song “Ya Beirut”, by artist Magda Al-Roumi, including the deleted clip of the revolution.

The lyrics of the song “Ya Beirut” by the Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani settle in the conscience of the Lebanese people, as the artist Magda Al-Roumi tightened it for the first time in 1988 during the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990).

And unlike the economic crisis, Lebanon suffers from severe political division and polarization, especially since the formation of the current government headed by Hassan Diab in February, to succeed the Saad Hariri government, which resigned on October 29 under the pressure of protests.

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