Eco­nomic pro­test­ers paral­yse Le­banon

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - WORLD NEWS -

Na­tion­wide protests, pic­tured, have paral­ysed Le­banon as de­mon­stra­tors blocked ma­jor roads in a sec­ond day of ral­lies against the govern­ment’s man­age­ment of a se­vere eco­nomic cri­sis and pro­posed new taxes.

The protests were the largest since 2015 and could fur­ther desta­bilise a coun­try with one of the high­est debt loads in the world. The ral­lies could plunge Le­banon into a po­lit­i­cal cri­sis with un­pre­dictable reper­cus­sions for the econ­omy.

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