Protests over taxes threaten Lebanon’s political establishment

21 Oct 2019 Ferado

Beirut, Lebanon – Thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in towns and cities across the country on Thursday, in the biggest protests in years, following the government’s announcement to introduce new taxes.

The intensity of the protests brought into question whether the government appointed less than a year ago, would survive.

One of the country’s main politicians, the leader of the Progressive Socialist Party told him they were “in a big predicament”.

“I would prefer if we resign together,” he told Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

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