Protesters form a human chain across Lebanon

Protesters, form, human chain, across, Lebanon, economic collapse
Lebanese protesters hold hands to form a human chain along the coast from north to south as a symbol of unity, during ongoing anti-government demonstrations in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli.- AFP

Beirut - Lebanon's banks will remain closed on October 28, 2019.



By Reuters

Published: Sun 27 Oct 2019, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 27 Oct 2019, 11:51 PM

Protesters formed a human chain across Lebanon on Sunday, pressing a historic wave of demonstrations against political leaders blamed for corruption and steering the country towards economic collapse.
With the crisis in its second week, there was no sign of moves by the government towards a compromise with protesters whose demands include its resignation. Reflecting financial strains unseen since the 1975-90 civil war, the millers association said wheat stocks were enough for just 20 days due to problems making foreign currency payments over the past two months.
Lebanon's banks will remain closed on October 28, 2019. They have been shut for eight working days out of safety concerns.


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