Lebanon: 2 years after the anti-regime protest, the country is at the end of its rope

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A member of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement fired during the funeral of some of its members who were killed during clashes in the Tayouneh district, in the southern suburbs of the capital Beirut, the day before, October 15, 2021. AFP - IBRAHIM AMRO

By: Clémentine Pawlotsky

1 min

Two years ago, the Lebanese started what they call their “revolution”, an unprecedented protest movement to demand the departure of the entire political class.

For the first time in the country's history, demonstrators of all faiths marched together against their leaders.

But since then, nothing has really changed.


Lebanon is still sinking into political, economic and social crisis.

At the same time, the investigation into the devastating explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, trampled and crystallized tensions.

Illustration with these deadly clashes that erupted last Thursday (October 14, 2021) in the capital, reviving the specter of the civil war of 1975-1990.

How far can the descent into hell go?

How is the country's future shaping up?

Decryption with

Jean-Pierre Milelli

, teacher at the École normale supérieure in Paris, specialist in the Arab world.


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