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The popular movement in Lebanon is entering its fourth month

2020-01-17T22:05:36.949Z

Yesterday, protesters in Lebanon cut a number of main roads in the country, while areas of the country witnessed a general strike, in the context of what was called the "week of anger." a



Yesterday, protesters in Lebanon cut a number of main roads in the country, while areas of the country witnessed a general strike, in the context of what was called the "week of anger".

The demonstrators cut off the roads to protest the delay in forming a government of independent professionals and the acceleration of the economic collapse, as the popular movement against the political class entered its fourth month.

In central Beirut, dozens of protesters blocked a vital motorway. "We cut off the road in cars because they could not remove it," Maroun Karam, 30, told AFP.

The protest movement groups had previously called for a comprehensive strike, to be accompanied by the closure of roads, in the context of what was called the "week of anger".

These groups say that this move comes to confirm the demands of the protesters 93 days after the start of the protest movements in various Lebanese regions.

Among the regions that have witnessed a strike in Lebanon is the Ring Bridge area, in the center of Beirut, which represented the most prominent protest points in Lebanon.

In other areas, protesters temporarily blocked several roads, particularly in the northern city of Tripoli.

The official National Information Agency reported that schools and universities were closed in Tripoli for the fourth consecutive day.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there were violent clashes between demonstrators, who broke banks ’windows.

Since October 17, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese have taken to the streets and cut off roads to protest against the performance of the political class that protesters accuse of corruption.

These protests caused the resignation of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and then assigned Hassan Diab to form a rescue government on December 19.

Source: emara

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