The men proceed to talk to Kassar directly telling him, “You and your families live in luxury while our money is stolen.”
Eventually, Kassar gathered whatever dignity was left and exited the restaurant next to the people accompanying him, as citizens continued to yell at him, “You’re one of the banking thieves.”
Kassar is the chairman of Fransabank Group, one of the main Lebanese banks that have locked up people’s savings for a year now.
The nation across the country is suffering and the officials have been oblivious to it.
Lebanon’s financial collapse is a dramatic story of how a nation that was once known as the Paris of the Middle East got consumed by corruption and mismanagement.
Currently, banks are completely paralyzed. Citizens have been locked out of their lifelong dollar accounts or given less than half their funds’ worth, and the Lebanese pound has crashed, propelling the population into poverty.
Sorrows and sufferings continue, as is the Lebanese revolution they consequently conceived on October 17th, 2019, along with anger and fearlessness to confront the political elite.
It has been long said that the people created the revolution, some even accused the embassies. Fact is, those who have drained this country and caused its collapse did it themselves, underestimating the strength and will of the people to stand up for justice and fight for their rights.