Thursday, April 16th – Protests broke out across Lebanon today. People took to the streets to protest harsh living conditions they are facing with the coronavirus pandemic and poor economy.
Tired of hunger and poverty, the protesters attempted to close Al-Nour Square that the military reopened recently.
The protests turned violent in Tripoli’s Al-Nour Square as the protesters and the Lebanese army clashed. The Bride of the Revolution has a different face now.
There was back and forth engagement with the protesters and the army. Tear gas was used and several injuries have been reported.
At this critical time, the protesters risk spreading the coronavirus. The military has been deployed to enforce the lockdown. Groups and gatherings are not allowed, especially with the curfew that begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 5 a.m.
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