Lebanese protesters have again taken to the streets. There is a government breakdown. Reports have come in talking about unprecedented overnight violence in Beirut in which nearly 400 people were injured.
Security forces had to fire water cannons to diffuse the situation. Young protestors were seen hurling stones outside the parliament. Protesters chanting “Revolution” tried to climb over barbed wire and fencing to storm the building.
Lebanon has been experiencing unrest since October 2019, when people took to the streets to protest against corruption, the political elite, and economic hardship. Lebanon has not been able to settle a new government after their current PM Saad Hariri stepped down from his power seat, amidst open protest against the government. Lebanon is one of the few nations that is reeling under severe financial debt. Protestors have been demanding a technocratic government, with no representation from the previous cabinet. The nominated successor Hassan Diab, has been unable to form a government amid sectarian political squabbling.
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