Lebanon: dozens injured in clashes during protests

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)

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.

Online:

This article is written and prepared by our foreign editors writing for OBSERVATORY NEWS from different countries around the world – material edited and published by OBSERVATORY staff in our newsroom.

Our Standards, Terms of Use: Standard Terms And Conditions.

OBSERVATORY — Breaking news source, real-time coverage of the world’s events, life, politics, money, business, finance, economy, markets, war and conflict zones.

Contact us: contact@newsobservatory.com

Stay connected with Observatory and Observatory Newsroom, also with our online services and never lost the breaking news stories happening around the world.

Support The OBSERVATORY from as little as $1 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

We are OBSERVATORY — the only funding and support we get from people – we are categorically not funded by any political party, any government somewhere or from any grouping that supports certain interests – the only support that makes OBSERVATORY possible came from you.

Related Articles