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Lebanese protesters march to protest the economic and living deterioration

Lebanese demonstrators organized a large protest march from in front of the Ministry of Interior headquarters to the center of the capital Beirut near the Parliament headquarters in Najma Square, in protest against the deteriorating economic and living conditions and the high cost of living.

The protesters, most of them from youth and student gatherings and civil society, expressed their extreme anger at the worsening deterioration in the economic situation and its repercussions on the people, especially due to the rapid decline in the exchange rate of the Lebanese pound against the US dollar.

The demonstrators chanted slogans against the political authority, currents and parties, blaming them for the high rates of poverty, the erosion of purchasing power and the exacerbation of unemployment rates among the Lebanese, and demanding that the perpetrators of corruption be brought to justice and held accountable before the courts.

Participants in the protest march urged all Lebanese to take to the streets and join them in their movements, noting that the majority of the Lebanese can no longer withstand the great living pressures and are unable to provide the most basic life requirements for them and their families.

The protesters called for the formation of a "transitional government" of specialists (experts) outside the political class, parties and existing currents, and early parliamentary elections to reconfigure parliament and so that the economic collapse in the country can be stopped, considering that the Lebanese people are paying the price of silence in front of those in power and those who do not work. Only to achieve private and personal interests, and they caused the collapse of Lebanon. As they put it.

They affirmed their categorical rejection of “the forces of power, parties and currents” resorting to the use of religion and sectarianism to dominate the political decision in the country, stressing their adherence to a democratic and independent system of government completely free from sectarianism so that the path out of the collapse that Lebanon is witnessing can be charted, and the complete independence of the judiciary and the protection of freedoms can be achieved. And setting up a clear economic plan according to which the Lebanese would recover their wasted money.