When it comes to maps, you got to
ask the Mapman!
I made some work on Beirut Satellite Maps (see the attached picture).
I have to find out the size of the riadh solh square. I drew an
area (red polygon) over the satellite map. I added to the polygon all the
small streets; I also included the 2 buildings in the middle of the
The total area came out less then 88,000 m2 (according to Nahar the area
If we consider that there were 4 people in each 1m X 1m (they should be
people!) then the total amount could have reached to 352,000. This number
includes the Syrians and Palestinians.
On Monday, according to many journalists there was at least 250,000 in
So if we compare this number with what Lebanese Government sources said
million), we can only laugh at their stupidity.