Lebanon: Sea of flags in Tripoli rally as anti-government protests continue

Published on 20 Oct 2019, 19:37
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A colourful show of Lebanese flags took over the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Sunday, as protesters gathered to demand the country's political leaders to resign over a crippling economic crisis.

Demonstrators chanted as music blared from the loudspeakers, in what remained a largely peaceful rally.

The protest erupted on Thursday when new austerity measures announced by Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri triggered widespread discontent across the country.

Rallies are taking place in several cities, with protesters expressing grievances over the state of the economy and poor infrastructures.

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