Meanwhile, in Lebanon, at least one person was killed as police fired live bullets at protesters who tried to storm a government building in the northern city of Tripoli. Protesters say a strict lockdown has exacerbated an economic crisis, leading to widespread hunger.
Suleiman Mounir al-Ataki: “I am standing with the people here, the poor and hungry people, people who can’t find something to eat.”
Wife of al-Ataki: “Tomatoes are at 5,000 Lebanese pounds per kilo, if we want to eat them with some lentils.”
Suleiman Mounir al-Ataki: “They closed our shops, our houses and everything because of coronavirus.”
Wife of al-Ataki: “'Stay at home. Stay at home.' Is this how you ask people to stay at home? Provide for those you are asking to stay at home!”