The Lebanese Thawra Is Fueling As Dollar Hits 11,000 LBP


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.

The price of the dollar has surpassed 11,000 LBP on the black market on Friday. Lebanon’s energy minister has warned of total darkness by the end of this month.

The prices of goods, including the most basic of all, bread, have gone up. And people’s wages have been rendered nearly worthless.

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.

Even the security forces and the Lebanese army have finally spoken up about their difficult conditions.

The statement issued recently by the Army Commander concurs with the demands of the people of the revolution when he asked the ruling officials where are they driving the country to.

As people continue to protest for immediate effective actions from the idle ruling body, the world watches, and wonders, “How much does it take really to form a rescue government?”

If those in charge are incapable to agree on that, how could they possibly undertake the major actions needed to save the country?

According to the French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, the political officials are showing no sign of wanting to save Lebanon.

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