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People arriving in Lebanon on Tuesday were welcomed with the sheer reminder of everything that is going wrong in the country.
In a video that has gone viral among Lebanese, Lebanon’s only civilian airport, the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport, was seen in a new light- or rather, without light at all.
The airport’s baggage claim/duty-free area was dim, dark, and sullen for about half an hour on Tuesday. Had not the emergency lights lit up, it would have been in total darkness.
“Total darkness” such as what the caretaker Energy Minister Raymond Ghajar warned Lebanon would reach by the end of March.
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However, on Tuesday Lebanon’s joint parliamentary committees approved an advance payment of $200 million for Electricité du Liban (EDL) to sort out the electricity issue.
Whether or not the government institution will use the assistance to fulfill its duties or not is another topic of conversation which Lebanese protesters know all too well.