Lebanon to inject dollars as currency plunge revives protests

Beirut (AFP) – Hundreds protested for a second night over the Lebanese authorities’ handling of a deepening economic crisis, despite the government pledging on Friday to inject dollars into the market to bolster the sagging currency. In one incident in central Beirut, roughly 200 young men gathered on mopeds, some of them defacing shop fronts and setting fire to stores. Some chanted against sectarianism.Security forces fired tear gas to disperse them and some of the young men threw stones and fire crackers back. Tension petered out after midnight. In the northern city of Tripoli, the army disp…

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