Over 35 Injured In Protest Clashes In Northern Lebanon

BEIRUT, More than 35 people were injured yesterday, during clashes between protesters and security forces in Tripoli, in northern Lebanon, al-Jadeed local TV channel reported.

Protesters took to the street to demonstrate against the government’s decision, to impose total lockdown in the country, in the absence of a social safety net, capable of securing the basic needs of citizens.

They burned police cars near the headquarters of the Tripoli government and threw stones at security forces, who used rubber bullets to disperse them.

Tripoli, one of the poorest cities in Lebanon, has been witnessing, for the past few days, demonstrations, as many citizens said, the total lockdown led to economic deterioration and plunged them into poverty.

Poverty and unemployment rates have increased to unprecedented levels in Lebanon, with the World Bank estimating poverty rate to surpass 50 percent in the country.

 

Source: NAM News Network

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