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Photos: Tear gas, clashes as Lebanese outraged over economic woes


Police in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, have fired tear gas and clashed with people protesting the country’s ongoing economic crisis, days after the Lebanese lira hit a record low.

Wednesday’s unrest stemmed from widespread anger over the harsh economic conditions that preceded the country’s deepening crisis.

Many of the protesters are retired soldiers demanding a living wage and savers struggling to raise their own money after local banks imposed informal capital controls during the crisis.

Since 2019, inflation has skyrocketed, making essential everyday items increasingly unaffordable.


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