New York, NY “ For Immediate release”.



On March 7th 2005, The World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU) is sponsoring a massive demonstration and rally against the continuing Syrian Occupation of Lebanon. The Demonstration will start at 12 noon at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, located adjacent to the United Nations on 1st Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets. Lebanese-Americans, concerned Americans, and human rights activists anticipate a massive turnout from throughout the East Coast and nationwide.


The participants will then proceed to the Syrian Mission to the UN located at 820 2nd Avenue.


Attendance by all freedom loving persons is encouraged. We will proudly display the unity of the Lebanese throughout the world. God willing, our unity will liberate our beloved Lebanon. Participants are encouraged to wear red and white scarves and carry with them the American and Lebanese flags.


All individuals and organizations supportive of UNSCR 1559 are welcome to join.


If you wish to have your organization endorsing, mentioned or send a representative, please let us know


Contact: M Tom Harb at



About the WLCU


The World Lebanese Cultural Union, an International Non Governmental Organization (INGO), was first organized in 1959 and is the sole legitimate representative of the fifteen million Lebanese Immigrants and their descendants throughout the world.  The WLCU was instituted to preserve and promote the culture of Lebanese people throughout the world. The organization is non-sectarian, non-profit and independent of the Lebanese government. It is registered in Lebanon and around the world and was recognized by the Lebanese government as the sole representative of the Lebanese immigrants and individuals of Lebanese origin around the world. The interests of the organization include the preservation of Lebanon’s sovereignty, and the advancement of international goodwill, peace and democracy.