Lebanon protests - updates

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Besieged by protesters, Lebanon assembly postpones session

Nov 19, 2019 - 9:40 PM

From early morning, hundreds of noisy demonstrators and riot police have faced off and at times scuffled outside the assembly in Beirut, with activists also trying to block MPs' convoys

PROTEST. Lebanese anti-government protesters shout slogans in front of a barrier near parliament headquarters in the capital Beirut on November 19, 2019. Photo by Ibrahim Amro/AFP

WhatsApp as a tool for fear and intimidation in Lebanon’s protests

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Among a polarized public that distrusts politicians and the fourth estate, unverifiable WhatsApp rumors carry the day

LEBANON. Photo by Scott Peterson/Getty Images for Coda Story.

Lebanon protests flare after president shuns demands

Nov 13, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Hundreds march towards the palace of President Michel Aoun in the town of Baabda outside the capital, where security forces laid coils of barbed wire across the access road

LEBANON PROTESTS. Lebanese demonstrators try to remove the barbed wire and metal rail, placed by anti-riot police (background), on the road leading to the Presidential Palace in Baabda, on the eastern outskirts of Beirut on November 13, 2019, nearly a month into an unprecedented anti-graft street movement. Photo by Anwar Amro/AFP

World Bank urges Lebanon to form gov't, warns of recession

Nov 06, 2019 - 11:35 PM

The warning comes as anti-government demonstrators push on with rallies and hundreds of school children boycott classes

PROTESTS. A Lebanese protester takes part in a sit-in to block a central bridge during ongoing anti-government demonstrations in the capital Beirut, on November 4, 2019. File photo by Anwar Amro/AFP

Lebanon reopens but crisis remains after PM resigns

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:34 PM

President Michel Aoun asks Saad Hariri's government to continue on a caretaker basis until a new cabinet is formed

LEBANON. A Lebanese anti-government protester waves his national flag signaling a roadblock to drivers in Beirut on October 30, 2019. Photo by Patrick Baz/AFP

Lebanon PM Hariri says to submit resignation

Oct 29, 2019 - 10:22 PM

Lebanon's embattled Prime Minister Saad Hariri says his decision is 'in response to the will of many Lebanese who have taken to the streets to demand change' in what he calls 'historic' protests

AFTER RESIGNATION. Lebanese anti-government protesters celebrate the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut on October 29, 2019 on the 13th day of anti-government protests. Photo by Patrick Baz/AFP

Hundreds of thousands take over streets as Lebanon's protests grow

Oct 21, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The demonstrations cripple Lebanon and threaten the government of beleaguered Prime Minister Saad Hariri

PROTESTS. Lebanese demonstrators hold placards as they take part in a rally in the capital Beirut's downtown district on October 20, 2019. Photo by Ibrahim Amro/AFP

DFA to Filipinos in Lebanon: Stay away from protests

Oct 19, 2019 - 10:23 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs also urges Filipinos to contact the Philippine Embassy in Beirut hotline at (+961-3) 859-430 for any assistance

PROTESTS. A Lebanese activist sweeps soot on a main road in downtown Beirut on October 19, 2019 as hundreds continued to gather in Lebanon for a third day of protests against tax increases and alleged official corruption after the security forces made dozens of arrests. Photo by Patrick Baz/AFP