A Lebanese man abandoned his car in the middle of the road on Tuesday after it ran out of fuel.
After failing to refuel it, political activist Saad Khalid parked his empty car at the side of a road in Akkar, northern Lebanon, amid a nationwide shortage of gasoline.
He taped a couple of papers on it, with two separate messages.
“Not blocking the road, out of gasoline,” said one of the messages, placed over the car’s rear-mounted spare tire.
The other one, which Khalid covered the rear windshield with, read: “Caution: car out of gasoline. Sorry for your inconvenience.”
“This is a way for us to express our opinion and our disapproval of what’s happening. We hope that this message gets across and that everyone participates in it because the matter is very important,” the activist told Al-Jadeed in a video.
He urged people in Lebanon to use this method to protest the fuel shortage and the prevailing crisis in Lebanon.
The fuel crisis that Lebanon has been suffering from for months has been intensifying as more gas stations suspend operations, while the authorities work to combat monopolies.
The anticipated lifting of the state’s subsidy of fuel is expected to alleviate the shortage, the downside being a sharp increase in fuel prices.
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