This OpEd is part of the Issam Fares Institute opinion articles series published weekly. This article is written by Mona Fawaz, Director, Social Justice and the City Program, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut.
Almost two weeks into Lebanon’s intifada, anxiety levels are rising. While hope for the government’s resignation and the instigation of a process of political transformation are high, the absence of a “leader” who guides the crowds seems to be the primary concern. Fueled by the political parties in power, the fear of chaos is understandably holding many back from participating in the ongoing demonstrations.
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