Protests resumed in Lebanon against dire living conditions

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-25 20:26:59|Editor: huaxia

BEIRUT, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Demonstrations were resumed on Thursday around Lebanon in protest against dire living conditions in the country, the National News Agency reported.

Traders in Sidon and Tyre closed their shops to take part in demonstrations while complaining about their impoverishment given the increase in the price of U.S. dollar to the Lebanese pound.

The traders held signs saying that 1,200 companies will soon go bankrupt while 5,000 families will suffer from unemployment.

Protesters cut roads in various regions of the country including Nabatieh, Rashaya, Jounieh, Baabda and other areas.

Protesters have also cut roads near the Justice Palace in Beirut in protest against the arrest of civil protesters who demanded for better living conditions.

The Lebanese army intervened, prompting protesters to throw stones at security forces and cars of judges passing by.

Lebanon has been going through tough economic conditions amid weakening of the Lebanese pound and the increase in prices of basic needs in the country.

Also, the increase in the price of U.S. dollar drove thousands of traders out of business due to their inability of importing products and maintaining their operations noting that Lebanon is mainly an importing country. Enditem