Struck with Lebanon’s economic crash, the already-struggling families in Tripoli have been hit the hardest. The lockdown exacerbates their poor living condition, by cutting off their daily source of income.
Tripolitan protesters of all ages resisted as much as they could until they eventually retreated as security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets.
According to the Lebanese Red Cross, at least six people were injured and transported to local hospitals for treatment while 17 others were treated on site.
Protesters in the southern city of Sidon also took to the streets on Tuesday evening in solidarity with the residents of Tripoli.
The lockdown is only aggravating people’s living situation as many rely on daily wages to provide food for their families.
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