Lebanese Tire Of Protesters Using Tires People in Beirut are sick of political protests. Demonstrators have been blocking highways with burning tires. On Thursday, they held a protest using tires against protests using tires. Instead of burning the tires in the street, they painted the tires many colors.
NPR logo

Lebanese Tire Of Protesters Using Tires

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/156714033/156708118" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Lebanese Tire Of Protesters Using Tires

Lebanese Tire Of Protesters Using Tires

Lebanese Tire Of Protesters Using Tires

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/156714033/156708118" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

People in Beirut are sick of political protests. Demonstrators have been blocking highways with burning tires. On Thursday, they held a protest using tires against protests using tires. Instead of burning the tires in the street, they painted the tires many colors.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. People in Beirut are sick of political protests across the country. Protesters have been blocking highways with burning tires. So there was only one thing to do. Yesterday, they held a protest using tires against protests using tires. Instead of burning the tires in the street, they painted the tires many colors. The protesters held up signs reading: We are tired. And a police officer refused to ticket them, saying, their tires are pretty. It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2012 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.