- Title: Lebanese protesters rally into the night as historic wave of dissent continues
- Date: 22nd October 2019
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) LEBANESE PROTESTER, MANAR SHARAFEDDINE, SAYING: ''He should be ashamed of himself (Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil), he should leave. It is embarrassing that until now we are still asking for electricity and water and schools and the least of our human rights.'' PROTESTERS WALKING VARIOUS OF PROTESTER HAVING LEBANESE FLAG PAINTED ON THEIR ARM
- Embargoed: 5th November 2019 20:19
- Keywords: Beirut protests Lebanon protests rally
- Location: BEIRUT AND SIDON, LEBANON
- City: BEIRUT AND SIDON, LEBANON
- Country: Lebanon
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA003B26KY87
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Protesters remained on the streets across Lebanon throughout Tuesday (October 22) evening, on the sixth day of anti-government demonstrations.
Hundreds of thousands of people have flooded streets across Lebanon since Thursday (October 17), furious at a political class they accuse of pushing the economy to the point of collapse.
Banks will remain closed for a fifth working day amid uncertainty over how Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri plans to extract billions of dollars from the financial sector to help ease an economic crisis that has ignited national protests.
The protests have been extraordinary because of their size and geographic reach in a country where political movements are normally divided on sectarian lines and struggle to draw nationwide appeal.
(Production: Alaa Kanaan, Hassan Hankir, Yara Abi Nader)
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
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