LEBANON: Protests Rage On as Economic Collapse Looms

Photo: Protesters assembled outside the Parliament building last Tuesday to reject the new cabinet headed by Prime Minister Hassan Diab By Miriam Cordova On February 11, over 400 protesters were injured in a riot outside the parliament building in Beirut as the Lebanese parliament held a vote of confidence on the newly appointed cabinet.  The vote was held as Lebanon faces a deepening financial crisis … Continue reading LEBANON: Protests Rage On as Economic Collapse Looms

LEBANON: Protesters Call for Aoun’s Resignation, End to Sectarian Government

Photo: Lebanese protesters lead a sit-in while riot police watch By Miriam Cordova Protests throughout Lebanon, especially in major cities like Beirut and Tripoli, have entered the fourth week, and have seen the participation of tens of thousands of people. After Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri announced his resignation last Tuesday, protesters are now targeting the country’s remaining political elite, specifically President Michel Aoun, with calls to … Continue reading LEBANON: Protesters Call for Aoun’s Resignation, End to Sectarian Government