Protesters Have Blocked Roads in Beirut, Tripoli, Saida and Elsewhere

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Protesters Have Blocked Roads in Beirut, Tripoli, Saida and Elsewhere

Protesters blocked roads in Beirut and several other areas of Lebanon on Monday morning to demonstrate against deteriorating economic conditions and the devaluation of the Lebanese lira.

 

Here is what we know:

 

• In Beirut, the Qasqas and Corniche al-Mazraa roads were cut off in both directions with trash containers and stones, according to the NNA. The Adliyeh, Cite Sportive and Kola areas are also blocked by protestors.

 

• Roads were blocked around Downtown Beirut, namely near the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque as well as the highway outside the Kataeb Party headquarters.

 

• In Saida, protestors placed burning tires and trash containers on the road leading to the local headquarters of the state electricity company to call against deteriorating living and economic conditions along with the continuous power cuts, the NNA reports.

 

• Lebanon’s Traffic Management Center reported a number of other roads cut on Monday morning, including in Tripoli and the Bekaa.

Source: L'Orient Today