In yet another scandal of smuggled subsidized food, a video taken in Sweden showed Lebanon’s subsidized rice displayed on the shelves of a supermarket, increasing people’s anger and frustration in crisis-stricken Lebanon.
The rice was only meant to be sold in Lebanon at a lower price to support the financially struggling families of the country where there is a sharp rise in commodity prices.
Instead, it traveled all the way to the Scandinavian country. “This bag of rice made it to Sweden and [I’m] stuck here,” someone on Reddit commented with hopeless sarcasm.
The lack of control over subsidized products, as well as over the Lebanese Pound, among other pertinent matters in the country, further validates the people’s demands for reforms, starting with a capable government.
Hence the protests in the country continue, aiming to pressure the ruling body to save the country.