However, that database does not include the majority of the Lebanese who are suffering from the collapse of the economy, the oppression of the banks’ control measures, the increase of unemployment, and the consequences of the lockdown.
The poorest are not the only ones suffering, and the suffering is not new. It has only increased and expanded.
At this point, the people are taking their anger and frustration out on the Central Bank’s governor Riad Salameh, on moneychangers, and on banks.
On Monday night, April 27th, protesters all over Lebanon took to the streets and they had one target: banks. They attacked them with everything they had and even set some on fire.
This went on across Lebanon, from the north to the south, and from Beirut to the Bekaa:
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