While street closures are seen in different regions of Lebanon, including Beirut, Tripoli, Saida, and Bekaa, President Michel Aoun flew to Qatar after an invitation for the opening of the World Cup.
People have blocked roads across Beirut and other parts of Lebanon with burning tires, decrying the worsening economic situation.
On Sunday, calls were spread on social networks to close roads.
Road closures have become common sights in Lebanon, taking place countless times since the country’s economic crisis escalated in 2019, to put pressure on the ruling class to implement urgent solutions to the several crises.
People have burnt tires or placed garbage bins in the middle of the streets to block roads. Some have also spilled motor oil on the road surface to prevent cars from passing.