Protests grip Lebanon as currency crash spells deeper turmoil for millions

Anti-government protests in Lebanon continued on Thursday amid mounting uncertainty as the Lebanese pound dramatically dropped against the US dollar.Protesters blocked the Dbaye and Jiye highways, according to reports on social media, as well as in Tripoli’s al-Nour Square, among other places.At Lebanon’s central bank, protesters demanded the sacking of the institution’s governor, Riad Salameh, in a show of disapproval of recent policies.The Lebanese pound recorded its biggest drop in a single day against the dollar as hundreds of Lebanese– most of them wearing face masks but few keeping a saf…

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