The Ring highway is blocked. Protestors chanting, singing Thawra songs. Security forces are deployed. Local media is not broadcasting anything since the end of the evening news bulletin. #Lebanon #LebanonProtests pic.twitter.com/qlbT9iGMQ3
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The inability to form the new government and face the deep economic crisis induced a new wave of protests in Lebanon, particularly, in Beirut and other large cities.
University Professor Dr. Walid Fakhreddin said that the renewed demonstrations were not surprising given that the country is still in a state of alert.
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“The expulsion of some officials from public places is an indicator, so are movements in front of official institutions and banks”, – he said.
“The most important reason remains the deteriorating economic situation, with the crises of gas, diesel and electricity, the tightening of banks’ grip on depositor funds and the spread of unemployment, along with the delay in forming the government”, – he underlined.