Nationwide Anti-Government Protests Grip Lebanon As Currency Tanks.

Anti-government protesters took to the streets in multiple Lebanese urban centers on Thursday, setting up burning barricades and forcing road closures as the country’s currency fell rapidly.

Demonstrators hurled stones at military forces and some protesters attempted to scale a security fence outside the prime minister’s office in the capital city Beirut. Protesters chanted against the country’s political elite, which many hold responsible for the country’s economic woes.

Lebanon’s main coastal highway was closed by burning tires in the north and south of the capital, as protests were staged in areas that rarely see demonstrations, such as Hezbollah strongholds in the capital’s southern suburbs, according to CNN.

In the northern city of Tripoli, protesters pelted the army with rocks and threw Molotov cocktails at the city’s Central Bank office. Protests also erupted in the southern cities of Saida and Nabatieh.

In recent days, Lebanon’s currency has taken a nosedive, losing around 70% of its value since October. The currency’s collapse has stirred panic in a country that relies heavily on imports for its basic needs.

H/T Tert

Get in Touch

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related Articles

Arman Tsarukyan vs. Matt Frevola Arranged For UFC 257 Following Loss Of Scheduled Opponents On Saturday.

Arman Tsarukyan and Matt Frevola will face one another at UFC 257 after a chaotic shuffle at Friday’s official weigh-ins. The 157-pound catchweight bout...

“Congress Should Recognize Artsakh” – Adam Schiff

On Thursday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) in an in-depth interview with Asbarez Editor Ara Khachatourian, said that the United States Congress should...

Armenians Request Larnaca City In Cyprus Rename A Street Called Grey Wolves.

Today, The Armenian National Committee of Cyprus applied to the Larnaca City Hall, requesting to have the street called BOZ KURT (Gray...

Get in Touch

20,822FansLike
2,507FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Posts

Arman Tsarukyan vs. Matt Frevola Arranged For UFC 257 Following Loss Of Scheduled Opponents On Saturday.

Arman Tsarukyan and Matt Frevola will face one another at UFC 257 after a chaotic shuffle at Friday’s official weigh-ins. The 157-pound catchweight bout...

“Congress Should Recognize Artsakh” – Adam Schiff

On Thursday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) in an in-depth interview with Asbarez Editor Ara Khachatourian, said that the United States Congress should...

Armenians Request Larnaca City In Cyprus Rename A Street Called Grey Wolves.

Today, The Armenian National Committee of Cyprus applied to the Larnaca City Hall, requesting to have the street called BOZ KURT (Gray...

Armenia’s Ombudsman Tatoyan: Torture Of Armenians By Azeri Troops Have Deep-Rooted Reasons & High Public Support.

Armenia’s Human Right Defender Arman Tatoyan says the persecution and torture of Armenians by the Azerbaijani military during this war had deep-rooted...

SecState-Nominee Blinken Reiterates Joe Biden’s Pledge To Recognize The Armenian Genocide & To Helping Protect Artsakh.

President Joe Biden’s U.S. Secretary of State-designate Antony Blinken reiterated the Biden-Harris’s campaign pledge to “recognize the Armenian Genocide,” and expressed support for U.S....