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Thousands of Lebanese protest against govt. policies

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Thousands of Lebanese, on Saturday, flocked to capital Beirut’s streets to protest against the current ruling class, al-Jadeed local TV channel, reported.

Protesters held Lebanese national flags and chanted slogans against the ruling political class, according to the demonstrators, adopted policies that led to the economic collapse and an alarming public debt of over $90 billion.

People demanded the overhaul of the country’s entire political system and the formation of an independent government capable of implementing structural reforms to save the country from further deterioration.

Lebanon is going through its worst economic and financial crisis in its history.

Moreover, COVID-19 outbreak exacerbated the economic situation, driving thousands of companies out of business and leaving thousands of people unemployed.

Figures released by the World Bank showed that over 50 per cent of the Lebanese have become poor.

World Bank noted that most of the citizens are paid with the Lebanese pound, which has weakened by 80 per cent at least.

Edited By: Halima Sheji/Abdulfatah Babatunde
Source: NAN

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