Tens of hundreds of Lebanese take to the streets for a fourth day, Sunday, October 20, to protest political stasis and corruption, as the federal government was rocked by the resignation of a coalition companion.
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The newest unrest erupted out of anger over the rising value of dwelling and new tax plans, together with a payment on WhatsApp calls, which was rapidly retracted after protests – the largest in many years – broke out.
In a televised speech addressing the protests, Saturday, October 19, Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stated the group opposed the federal government’s resignation, and that the nation didn’t have sufficient time for such a transfer given the acute monetary disaster. (Reuters)