Out from the tight grasp of Lebanese sectarian leaders, people took to the streets on October 17, 2019, setting light to the flame of hope that citizens may have the chance to change the fate of their country.
Today, in 2021, the civil movement is ongoing.
Groups of revolutionaries of the Oct. 17 Revolution marched across Beirut on Friday from different official buildings and towards the Parliament, calling for the formation of a transitional government, among other demands.
The people’s protest also took the form of road-blocking in different parts of Lebanon, including Tripoli, Sidon, and Baalbek.
For seven months now, Lebanon’s leaders continue to fail in forming a rescue government the country is in dire need of, now more than ever before. If some thought it couldn’t get worse, the economic situation continues to spiral into a bottomless pit of despair.
Lebanon has reached a breaking point of no return and the ruling officials seem to be the only ones not knowing it, or not caring enough to undertake the least of their responsibilities for which they carry their titles.