Jumblatt will boycott the Cedar Revolution rally


Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt told al-Anbaa: The party will not take part in the March 13 rally because it knows that the people are responsible enough to refuse to participate in an occasion where speeches will be aimed at inciting strife, hatred, and sectarianism.

According to Ya Libnan Shouf correspondent many within Jumblatt’s PSP party and Druze community do not share his views and for this reason they will most probably be participating in large numbers in the March 13 rally

Over a million Lebanese , Chrstians, Druze and Muslims protested in downtown Beirut on March 14, 2005 demanding Syria's withdrawal from Lebanon. Syria withdraw in April 2005 after 29 years of military presence

March 14 marks the 6th anniversary of the Cedar revolution when over 1 million Lebanese gathered in down Beirut to protest against the murder of the the late PM Rafik Hariri and called on Syrian troops to leave Lebanon. The Syrian troops withdrew in April 2005

The rally is being held on Sunday March 13 ( instead of March 14) in order to attract larger number of participants .