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Tragic Selfie Leads to Lebanon's #Notamartyr Selfie Protest

By: Farida Helmy - Published: • References: facebook & bbc
It took the death of a young Lebanese teenager to rally the #notamartyr selfie protest in Lebanon.

Killed by a car bomb attack in Beirut -- planned for an opposition politician -- Mohammad Chaar was sadly killed by the blast only minutes after taking a smiling selfie with his friends on the street where the bomb went off.

To support his cause and put an end to senseless violence as byproduct of politics, the #notamartyr campaign has been set up by fed-up youth using the popular 'selfie' as their driving mechanism.

"We are devastated by the senseless violence and wish to voice these feelings and ideas," says 25 year-old blogger Dyala Badran. Selfies might just be the next big thing in social media when it comes to politics. Move over, Twitter. Stats for Politically Fueled Selfies Trending: This Year & Popular
Traction: 2,145 clicks in 35 w
Interest: 0.6 minutes
Concept: #notamartyr Selfie Protest
Related: 87 examples / 67 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-35
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