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May 02, 1949

UNTITLED REPORT ON COMMUNIST WRITINGS IN LEBANON

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    Communist graffiti in Beirut.
    "Untitled report on Communist writings in Lebanon," May 02, 1949, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Emir Farid Chehab Collection, GB165-0384, Box 1, File 64/1, Middle East Centre Archive, St Antony’s College, Oxford. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119838
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Beirut, May 2, 1949

Number 2/ Long Live First of May

                   Long Live First of May, Labor Day

                   Down with War Mongers

                   Down with Noori Assa’id

                   Down with British Imperialists

                   Down with the Pro-imperialism Fascist

                   Husni Al-Za’im

                   Down with the British-American Imperialists

These are some of the writings on most store walls yesterday. On the sides of others were drawn the hammer and sickle symbols.  I also noticed an increase in writings about this in Armenian in the streets of Ras Beirut, where lots of such writings were drawn.

As for writing against Husni Al-Za’im, I read these on the wall facing Dr. Muhammed Ruh Al-Ghandoor’s house in the Mina’ Al-Hisn neighborhood, and on Bliss and Corniche streets.

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At the same time, fliers signed by the Labor Union Syndicates were distributed.  These were dated Apr. 28, but copies of them were passed out yesterday.

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