Middle East Online Home Latest News Lebanon News Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link Furious protests have been re-erupting across Lebanon, where protesters who have lost all hope in the government marched in the streets and closed roads and highways. Unafraid of the coronavirus, they are taking to the streets again to protest the downfall of the financial system because they believe if the virus doesn’t kill them, hunger will. People are not hungry, they're starving. My #Tripoli ❤. #لبنان_يثور— Rim Baroudi (@rimbaroudi) April 27, 2020 The protests in Tripoli have spiraled out of control on the night of Monday, April 27th, where violence between protesters and the army took place. Feeling like they have nothing left to lose, the hungry and desperate protesters in Tripoli took to the streets in a more furious manner than ever before. Tripoli tonight ???#المسلسلات_أهم_من_الجوع pic.twitter.com/0YHKeNCfgj— Gino Raidy ?? (@GinoRaidy) April 27, 2020 The protests, which began around 9:30 PM, did not receive much acknowledgment from Lebanese news channels, hence the hashtag “TV shows are more important than hunger” went circulating on social media. View this post on Instagram حالات كر و فر في طرابلس ? #كلن_يعني_كلن #ثورة_الجوع #لبنان_ينتفض #صحتنا_قبل_حساباتكن #كورونا_لبنان #يسقط_حكم_المصرف #يسقط_حكم_الازعر #ثورة_تشرين #ثورة_لبنان A post shared by صوت الثورة ✊ (@sawt_el_thawra) on Apr 27, 2020 at 2:10pm PDT The angry clashes between the army and protesters resulted in at least 20 serious injuries, Al-Jadeed reported; at least four were soldiers. My heart is broken, Tripoli ? #طرابلس_الان #Tripoli— Dounia Raphael (@DouniaRaphael) April 27, 2020 Sadly, a young man who appeared to have been shot in the chest died from his injuries. His name was Fawaz Fouad Samman and he was 26-year-old. View this post on Instagram طرابلس تنفجر غضبا #لبنان #لبنان_ثورة #لبنانينتفض #كلنا_للوطن#ثورة٢٠١٩ #كلنا_للوطن #ثورة٢٠١٩ #كلن_يعني_كلن A post shared by lebanon (@revolutionnlebanon) on Apr 27, 2020 at 2:07pm PDT In addition, during the riot, an army vehicle was set on fire in the middle of Al-Nour Square. As one Twitter user put it, “Tripoli was the beating heart of the Lebanon protests. They tried everything to get heard, to no avail.” Hard to watch- This is desperationTripoli was the beating heart of the #LebanonProtests– they tried everything to get heard-to no avail At this stage they have nothing else to loose- people are hungry + drowning in debt + sinking deeper into poverty https://t.co/86lv19HmUC— Bathoul Ahmed بتول أحمد (@BathoulAhmed) April 27, 2020 The protests have come a long way from their peaceful stance. Demonstrators all over Lebanon feel their efforts have been disregarded by the government. View this post on Instagram إذا عم تتساءلوا ليش عم يصير هيك بالشارع اللبناني الآن! الجواب بالفيديو ?? أكيد ما فينا نفصل تماماً عن الواقع وما ننقلكم يلي عم يصير حالياً! الله يتلطف بالناس ويفرجا عن قريب يا رب. ?? #ثورة_لبنان #لبنان_ينتفض #طرابلس #شمال_لبنان #لبنان Credits: @tripolinewsleb #Tripoli #NorthLebanon #Lebnen #Lebanon A post shared by Lebanon | لبنان (@lebanon) on Apr 27, 2020 at 3:59pm PDT Recently, the parliament voted against holding early elections, among other main demands of the October 17 Revolution. The desperation of the Lebanese citizens is growing as the value of the Lebanese currency tumbles against the dollar. View this post on Instagram احراق البنك اللبناني الفرنسي في طرابلس ————————————— #protests#lebanon#beirut#onehand#live#love#revolution#daily#updates#lebanonprotests#lebaneserevolution#beirutlebanon#thawra#oneflag#united#unitedlebanon#livelovebeirut#livelovelebanon#beautifullebanon#beautifulbeirut #لبنان #لبنان_ينتفض #لبنانية #ثورةلبنان #كلن_يعني_كلن #لبناني A post shared by For A Better Future (@live.leb) on Apr 27, 2020 at 2:53pm PDT Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link Support our independent media - contribute today! Become a Patron!