Lebanese demonstrators protest in front of the house of newly-appointed Prime Minister Hassan Diab in Beirut, Lebanon, on Jan. 14, 2020. Protesters vowed on Tuesday to escalate their demonstrations if Hassan Diab fails to form a cabinet of independent ministers within 48 hours, MTV local TV Channel reported. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Xinhua)
BEIRUT, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Protesters vowed on Tuesday to escalate their demonstrations if the newly appointed prime minister Hassan Diab fails to form a cabinet of independent ministers within 48 hours, MTV local TV Channel reported.
The protesters organized a march from Beirut's downtown to the house of Diab to voice their demands.
They vowed to force the prime minister to resign if the new cabinet is not formed within 48 hours.
They also said that they will escalate their protests by going to the houses of Lebanese politicians if no proper measures are taken to solve the country's crises.
The protesters have been asking for the formation of a government with independent ministers who are capable of introducing structural reforms to save the country's deteriorating economy.
However, Diab has so far failed to form a new cabinet due to interferences by different political parties trying to protect their shares in the new government.