Protests Erupting Across Lebanon Against Harsh Living Conditions

@hassanobeid16 | @lebanon_the_dream

People across gathered on Monday to protest the unbearable living conditions, with demonstrations erupting in , , and Sidon, sending flashbacks of the revolution that first began on October 17, 2019.

As the country continues to impose lockdowns in failed attempts to reduce the coronavirus infections in , Lebanese are struggling to survive their day-to-day.

On Saturday, protests broke out in Sidon and in Tripoli, where revolutionaries took to the streets in large numbers to take a stand against the government’s decision to impose long lockdowns without securing financial assistance to the people.

Protests on Monday reignited in both and Sidon. In , activists closed the Ring Bridge, in solidarity with the protesters in and Sidon standing up against the dire social and economic situation in .

had the largest crowd of activists since Sunday. With the protests increasing in number on Monday, security forces were deployed to stop them in the northern capital, leading to a clash between protesters and authorities.

Along with the protests against the difficult living conditions, the grieving families of the victims of the Port explosion held yet another sit-in on Monday at the Justice Palace in to demand a transparent investigation into the blast.

Our team works tirelessly to ensure Lebanese people have a reliable alternative to the politically-backed media outlets with their heavily-funded and dangerous propaganda machines. We've been detained, faced nonstop cyber attacks, censorship, attempted kidnapping, physical intimidation, and frivolous lawsuits draining our resources. Financial support from our readers keeps us fighting on your behalf. If you are financially able, please consider supporting The961's work. Support The961. Make a contribution now.