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Hungry Lebanese Protesters Clash with Police over Coronavirus Lockdown 

HeadlineJan 28, 2021

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!”

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