Posted on October 31, 2010 - by Mira
Known by many names, the Beirut square where the Martyrs’ Statue stands has witnessed historic moments in the last century (more on this from Wikipedia): From Place des Canons in the 19th century, to Martyrs’ Square in memory of those hanged there by the Ottomans, to the more recent Freedom Square during the now-dead anti-Syrian Cedar Revolution of 2005. The statue still carries bullet holes as a reminder of the Lebanese civil war (1975 – 1990).
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