Thousands of Lebanese marched on the parliament building in protest of the country’s economic and political crisis.
Protests against the economic and political crisis in Lebanon continue. Thousands marched from the Interior Ministry building in the Hamra district of the capital, Beirut, to the parliament building in the city center, the biggest protest in recent weeks over the country’s economic crisis.
Protesters demanded the formation of a new government to pull the country out of the deepening economic crisis. Protesters called for the formation of a credible transitional government before next year’s parliamentary elections.
At the same time, the protesters, who wanted to investigate and explain the people involved in the explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, demanded the return of money smuggled abroad and finding economic solutions.
“In the light of the terrible failure of those in power from a social and political point of view, we are taking to the streets to demand a new independent government and an alternative to the existing system,” the protesters said.
On the other hand, the government, which officially resigned after the explosion in the Port of Beirut last year and killed more than 200 people, has not been able to agree on a new cabinet since the decision to resign.
Lebanon’s absence from a government for more than seven months has led to a gradual escalation of tensions in the country. Since the end of Lebanon’s civil war in 1990, the country’s economic crisis, protests and the coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic have posed the greatest threat to stability in the country. (PUA)