Graphic toont een tijdlijn van de anti-regeringsprotesten.


Lebanon engulfed by protests

October 25, 2019 - De Libanese anti-regeringsopstand – de grootste sinds de onafhankelijkheid – verschuift van woede om economie en corruptie naar eisen van een grootscheepse herziening van het politieke systeem van het land.

The unprecedented mass protests come amid a deepening economic crisis in Lebanon. They have united Lebanese against the country’s sectarian-based leaders, who have ruled since the end of Lebanon’s 1975-90 civil war.

Lebanon is one of the world’s most indebted nations, with public debt over 150 percent of the gross domestic product. The protesters accuse the politicians of amassing wealth even as the country gets poorer.

PUBLISHED: 26/10/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press, Getty Images
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