Numerous social media posts have been calling for people to hit the streets and raise their voices against the tyranny and corruption of Lebanon’s ruling class.
The protesters placed burning tires on the streets of Taalabaya, Bar Elias, Jdita, Beddaoui, Miniyeh, Tripoli, and Beirut.
In the absence of news reporters, security forces clashed with the protesters in Taalabaya and utilized tear gas to attempt to disperse them.
الاحتجاجات على الوضع المعيشي وسرقة حيتان المال لارزاق الناس بدات تكبر يوما بعد يوم… السياسي او الحوت النائم المطمئن بان الثورة تراجع زخمها عليه ان يتقلب ويفكر جيدا، لانه على ما يبدو فان الايام او الأسابيع المقبلة ستقلق راحته جيدا.. #لبنان_ينتفض
One activist reportedly told Annahar that “the cutting off of roads today came in protest against the high rate of the dollar exchange, and it reaching the threshold of 2,700 Lebanese pounds.”
On the other hand, at the intersection of the Sports City in Beirut, the protesters said that their motive to block the road was the recent arrest of activist Amir Abu Odaila by Lebanese Army Intelligence.
In the afternoon in Sidon, after the exchange rate jumped, a group of angry protesters forced currency exchange tellers in the city to close their stores.
At around 9 PM, people began rallying in Zouk and Moucharafieh amid a heavy presence of Lebanese Army soldiers.