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From Nadine Njeim to Maya Diab: the Lebanese celebrities joining in on the protests

Thousands have taken to the street since Thursday, and many celebrities have also taken part in the demonstrations on the ground

Rallies and protests have swept across Lebanon this weekend, calling for government reforms, and initially sparked by anger over a new, now cancelled, levy on WhatsApp calls (the announcement of which came right after the devastating fires that struck the country).

But the protesters are now talking about much more than voice calls, and represent a wide range of the Lebanese community, rallying against the political system overall.

Many celebrities also hit the streets to speak out against corruption, with Saad Ramadan saying that, at this point, "silence is treason".

Click through the gallery above to see who was out out on the streets, and scroll below to see videos of famous faces on the scene.

Wissam Breidy

Media personality Wissam Breidy was seen amidst protests with actors Nadine Nassib Njeim, Carmen Lebbos and Michel Abou Sleiman.

Badih Abou Chakra

Lebanese actors Abdo Chahine and Badih Abou Chakra sung along with the crowds, with Badih playing the guitar.

Ragheb Alama

The superstar was spotted on the streets on a scooter, chatting to people in Beirut.

Maya Diab

The Lebanese pop singer and TV host waved a flag on top of a car to show her support.

Updated: October 20, 2019 08:21 PM

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