Protests rage across Lebanon as currency hits new low

Hundreds ofLebanesepoured into the streets toprotestthe tumbling of the national currency to a new low against the dollar on Thursday, blocking roads and highways in several places across the small country that had started slowly opening up after months of coronavirus restrictions.InBeirut, protesters burned tires and pieces of wood, chanted slogans against government officials to protest the economic crisis while waving the Lebanese flags.Shortly after midnight, growing numbers of protesters advanced in central Beirut pelting police and soldiers with rocks, while drawing volleys of tear gas. …

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