Lebanese opposition leaders had promised a huge rally for Sunday and they delivered. Hundreds of thousands of people filled the centre of Beirut as 10 days of round-the-clock anti-government protests reached a new level of intensity. Giant loud speakers blared out nationalist songs as Hezbollah supporters and Maronite Christians demanded an end to Fouad Siniora’s reign. Holed-up in his well-protected office, the Prime Minister refuses to give in to what he sees as an attempted coup. His supporters staged their own rally in Lebanon’s second city – tens of thousands gathered in Tripoli.