Lebanon: dozens injured in clashes during protests


At least 20 people were injured late last night in clashes between protesters and security forces outside the central bank in the Lebanese capital.

Some protesters were arrested by security forces on Beirut’s Hamra Street, George Kettaneh, Lebanon’s Red Cross secretary general, was quoted as saying, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.

Protesters then attacked security forces in front of the central bank, throwing stones and fireworks at them. Security forces used tear gas to disperse the protesters.

Lebanon suffers from high unemployment, low levels of development and higher debt in the world, which according to the country’s Ministry of Finance in the first quarter of 2019 reached $ 86.2 billion.


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