Mass Protests Continue in Lebanon over Economic Crisis

HeadlineOct 18, 2019

Lebanon is witnessing its largest protests in years. Earlier today, demonstrators blocked roads with burning tires and marched in Beirut. On Thursday, the Lebanese government dropped a plan to institute new taxes on calls made through WhatsApp. Protesters have condemned the Lebanese government for failing to tackle the country’s economic crisis.

Protester: “We are all poor, and we are asking for jobs, for our rights, electricity, water. We are demanding education. One is begging to teach his son. We want to live in dignity.”

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