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Deep Economic crisis leads Lebanon towards chaos and shutdown.

Beirut protest sees tear gas fired at retired officers as economic crisis leaves Lebanese “struggling to survive”

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Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese get into the streets against the worst-ever inflation and risk of closure of government offices and universities as the country is hit with the chronic economic crisis.

The latest protests in Lebanon have been ongoing since then and have led to schools, universities, and offices being closed as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have poured into Martyrs’ Square in central Beirut and other locations across the country to protest against those who have handsomely profited while steering Lebanon into an economic abyss.

Security forces fired tear gas as some demonstrators tried to push through barriers to reach the Beirut compound which houses government offices. The Lebanese pound lost more than 15% of its value on Tuesday alone, tanking to more than 140,000 pounds to the dollar.

Retired army soldiers and other protesters who are protesting and demanding better pay clashed with the Lebanese army and riot police in Beirut on Wednesday. Security forces fired tear gas as some demonstrators tried to push through barriers to reach the Beirut compound which houses government offices. The protests have been ongoing since then and have led to schools, universities, and offices being closed as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have poured into Martyrs’ Square in central Beirut and other locations across the country to protest against those who have handsomely profited while steering Lebanon into an economic abyss. The Lebanese pound lost more than 15% of its value on Tuesday alone, tanking to more than 140,000 pounds to the dollar.

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