Update: the demo was cancelled as the cabinet has approved the construction of a U-shaped bridge on the Jal el-Dib highway.

It’s been three years now that the Jal el Dib bridge got dismantled and there are still no plans to build a new one. Jal el Dib Residents still want a new bridge and they are going back to the streets to protest tomorrow at 6PM. To be honest, I think they have every right to demand a new bridge and they’ve been suffering for 3 years now but blocking roads at 6PM on a Thursday is disastrous and people will start cursing them instead of supporting them.

I recommend you stay in Beirut and enjoy happy hour in Mar Mikhael or Uruguay street till the protest is over.

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