Activists staged a sit-in this afternoon at one of the entrances to the Parliament in downtown Beirut, opposite the Beirut Municipality building, where they held banners calling for “the departure of the political authority” and declaring their “lack of trust in the government”, amidst the deployment of Internal Security Forces and Army units in the area, NNA correspondent reported.

Another group of demonstrators also staged a sit-in facing the ‘Banque du Liban’ in Hamra this afternoon, denouncing the significant rise in the exchange rate of the US dollar against the Lebanese pound, alongside the emerging crises, such as the fuel and bread shortages. The protesters demanded that the “Central Bank Governor be held accountable for misleading the leaders with the phrase, ‘the Lira is fine’, and failing to disclose the true amount of the Central Bank’s reserve.”

 

Source: National News Agency

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