Thursday, 8 August
Consulate General of Lebanon – Detroit, MI
1000 Southfield Town Center, Suite 2450
Southfield, Michigan 48075
We stand with striking Palestinians as well as Syrians and migrant workers in Lebanon against the restrictive and discriminatory new labor law. This law restricts legal work to those who hold a work visa and was accompanied by a scapegoating campaign against Palestinians and Syrians in the country and raids on their places of work and several shutdowns. This has led to an ongoing uprising and strike in the Palestinian camps demanding a repeal of the law and the resolving of their legal status. Syrian refugees have largely avoided rising due to the continuous threat of deportation to Syria. The Lebanese political class continues to scapegoat and threaten both groups.
Our protest in Michigan comes in response to and affirmation of calls by rising Palestinians in Lebanon to hold protests and shows of solidarity across Europe and North America in support of their demands.