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Thousands of people take to the streets of Lebanon due to the economic crisis on the eve of the big protest on Saturday

June 12, 2020

Thousands of Lebanese people took to the streets of Beirut on Thursday evening to protest the collapse of the local currency and the aftermath of the economic crisis. A few days before the big demonstration, some of the main streets were blocked with burning tires. National planned for this Saturday.

“We can no longer stand it,” protesters declared. The protests took place in several cities in the country, where the main access roads were also blocked to unite a population that was previously very politically divided.

During the protests, the first confrontations with the riot police took place in the Riad al Solh square in the capital near the parliament and the official residence of the current Prime Minister Hasan Diab.

Thousands of people take to the streets of Lebanon due to the economic crisis on the eve of the big protest on SaturdayThousands of people take to the streets of Lebanon due to the economic crisis on the eve of the big protest on Saturday

The riot police then fired tear gas at the demonstrators, some of whom fired it from the facades of some banking companies.