Pro- Hezbollah/Syria parade through Hamra

Around 12:30 PM today while trying to get some work done, I heard a cacophony of honking that went on for longer than the typical irate taxi driver. 
Finally I had to have a look out the window, and when I did, over a dozen cars were streaming through Hamra waiving Hezbollah, Amal and Syrian flags. The honking was similar to a wedding celebration.
It seems to be related to the ongoing battle in Qusair, Syria, and Lebanon’s inevitable involvement, which I spoke about yesterday on the BBC World Service. My commentary begins at 17:00.
This also proves that when you sit down to write something in Beirut, a distraction is always a moment away.