The petition to remove the president that is being signed now with the hope of getting a million signatures, brings back memories of the petition we campaigned for a few years ago for civil marriage to be a choice in Lebanon.
We gathered 55000 signatures, a large number then, considering the issue and the time.
We marched with the signatures to Nijmeh Square (Parliament Square) on the 22 of March 2000, (8March+14March=22March for those who find meanings in numbers).
We even got a large number of signatures from members of parliament.
It also came to pass during those days that the cabinet voted with a majority of two third to send the law (Pres. Hirawi’s proposal as it was called) to the parliament. The bill was not sent, the one third who voted against it, Prem. Hariri and his bloc, vetoed it.
Any way the law was not passed and was never ever discussed.
But we keep on living happily ever after. Thank God for Cyprus.