Lebanon’s currency plunges, and protesters surge into streets
Friday, 12 June, 2020, 10:45
Demonstrations broke out across the country after the pound sank to a new low against the U.S. dollar, obliterating the purchasing power of many Lebanese.A new wave of anti-government protests erupted across Lebanon on Thursday with people blocking roads, burning tires and chanting against the political elite amid a deepening economic crisis.
The protests, in a number of cities and in multiple parts of the capital, Beirut, did not appear to be coordinated, but broke out after the Lebanese pound sank to a new low against the U.S. dollar, obliterating the purchasing power of many Lebanese.
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