The deletion of the phrase “The revolution is born from the womb of sorrows” from a song during a ceremony held on the occasion of the Lebanese Army Day sparked a wave of anger, at a time when popular protests are continuing in a country awash with crises.
The “Lebanese and Proud” Association organized a party entitled “Karmalik Ya Watan” in the Nahr al-Kalb area north of Beirut, on Saturday, under the auspices of the army commander General Joseph Aoun, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the army, according to the official Lebanese News Agency.
With a celebration for the army tonight, they deleted the phrase “The revolution is born from the womb of sorrows” and was replaced by the slogan “No no no no no no ….”
Reasonable for the hon we got?!?
Are we afraid of the idea and the word revolution?
Who has mercy on sorrows?
(We are living on a daily basis)
And how the course accepts singing heck modulation of rich words? Where are their technical credibility? pic.twitter.com/6dm2L2XEYk
– lucien bourjeily (@lucienbourjeily) August 1, 2020
A video clip from the ceremony spread to a choir singing the song “Ya Beirut” by the Lebanese artist Magda Al-Roumi, whose lyrics were written by the great poet Nizar Qabbani. Revolution, no, no, no, no, no. “
Beirut and the homeland remain
And you, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
Relax national parties. Because all the patriotic songs are not the same as you, and I will not kill you
May God help him from the coming year, and our army will be in the ranks of people and patriots. Here you will be happy to measure the country, no no no no no no no no #The revolution is born of sadnesspic.twitter.com/eMD2I0nsj7
— Wissam R Hanna (@WissamRHanna) August 2, 2020
This hybrid replacement has sparked angry criticism from Lebanese activists and commentators on social media, and the hashtag “#The_ revolution _ was born out of uterus-sorrows” in Lebanon has released thousands of comments.
On Saturday, Lebanese President Michel Aoun received the Commander of the Army and a delegation of military leaders. Aoun said in a speech to the army forces that “Lebanon is fighting today one of the fiercest wars, against more than one enemy, including rampant corruption and those who manipulate the livelihood of citizens and strike the national currency, and those who launch rumors to spread despair,” according to what the Lebanese presidency website reported.
The revolution is born from the heart of poverty, hunger, starvation, bank humiliation and death at the gates of hospitals. The revolution is not rich and tune, O thief. If the word has broken your pain and shook your thrones, if you delete the clip, I mean, you have spent the revolution #The revolution is born of sadnesspic.twitter.com/HRz3OyUVMG
– Rihab Daher (@rihabd) August 2, 2020
Source: National Agency + RT