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.


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