On Saturday, a few thousand people gathered at the White House to support Lebanon and to call for a cease of hostilities. Protesters estimated "tens of thousands" but officials estimated that the crowd had less than 10,000 people.
Lebanese Americans lament the destruction of their homeland. Hundreds of Lebanese flags showed the crowd's solidarity with civilians who have been caught in the middle of fighting between Israel and the Hezbollah.
The ANSWER coalition along with The National Council of Arab Americans and the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation were the primary sponsors.
This video report was produced by the Associated Press.