There was grief on the streets of the Lebanese capital, Beirut as mourners held a night-time vigil after the murder of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri – killed in a suspected car bombing on Monday.
Local newspapers are saying the scenes amounted to a national referendum against Syria’s military and political influence over its smaller neighbour.
Many Lebanese see the hand of Damascas in Monday’s blast.
As for US President George W Bush, he has demanded Syria abides by a UN Security Council resolution that calls on foreign troops to withdraw from Lebanon. While Bush has recalled the US ambassador to Syria this week, he has said he did not know who was behind Monday’s bomb attack.