Amid roadblocks happening across major cities of the country and national unrest, a group of angry depositors stormed the Lebanese Swiss Bank in Hamra, Beirut.
According to local media, the depositors trashed the bank, vandalized it, and scattered its contents. In a video shared on social media, papers can be seen thrown from the window of the building. It appears there is also a fire in the building.
Protesters hung banners on the forefront of the bank that read, “The Lebanese Swiss Bank stole poor people’s money,” and, “If you do not fear the judiciary, fear the poor person who lost everything.”
Lebanese authorities and riot police are working to restore calm and disperse the protesters from within the bank, which is prompting the latter to block the roads in front of the bank.