Public unrest continues in Lebanon

Uncategorized Taufiq Sugeng 04-Dec-2019

Protestors continued to obstruct roads using tyres and cars across cities in Lebanon on Wednesday. They also carried out a sit-in in front of the Central Bank of Lebanon located in Baalbek, east of Beirut.

This is part of a series of protests as public disillusionment in the ruling classes have reached high levels as high levels of corruption drove the economy into crisis. Protests have been going on since October, and only seem to be gathering momentum.

Lebanese banks have recently imposed new curbs on access to cash and have tightened limits on withdrawing American dollars. Lebanese politicians are preparing as they take on the country’s worst economic crisis in decades.