There have risen to four suicides in Lebanon in the past 24 hours after two people committed suicide on Saturday because of "financial hardship" due to the deteriorating living conditions in the country, quoting activists.
According to local media sources, the Lebanese citizen Khaled Youssef shot himself in the south of the country due to what is described as the deteriorating economic situation and the high cost.
Dozens of anti-government protesters gathered Friday evening to mourn the suicide victim, lit candles and put flowers on the place where the man shot himself, chanting anti-government slogans.
"How many people should die in order for our leaders to understand that people are hungry?" Said one of the protesters, crying, as activist Lina Pops said, "He shot himself because he could no longer feed his family."
On the other hand, local media sources also mentioned that an old man named Tawfiq committed suicide by throwing himself from the balcony of his house because he suffers from a chronic disease.
Friday's incidents The
Lebanese agreed on Friday to commit two suicide incidents for other citizens, and the reason is also, according to activists protesting the deteriorating economic conditions.
According to the Anadolu Agency, Ali Muhammad al-Haq committed suicide after he shot himself in Hamra Street, in the center of the capital, Beirut, due to his financial burden.
On Friday, the Lebanese police found the body of another citizen hanged in his house near the city of Sidon (south), after he was suffering recently from financial hardship, according to local media.
Lebanon is going through the worst financial and economic crisis since the end of the civil war (1975-1990), which resulted in daily popular protests in various Lebanese regions, in refusal of the deteriorating living conditions.
The Lebanese pound is experiencing sharp declines against the US dollar, with hard currency not available in local markets.
And the authorities announced last Tuesday to raise the price of partially subsidized bread by 33%, and the army canceled meat entirely from meals provided to the military in service, in an attempt to reduce costs.