• Protesters break into Lebanese ministry as crisis deepens

    2 days ago - By Chron

    BEIRUT - A small group of protesters broke into a ministry building in Beirut early Friday and removed a photo of the president from one of its main rooms, as the Lebanese pound hit new lows amid a worsening economic and political stalemate.
    The nearly dozen protesters who entered the Ministry of Social Affairs said conditions in the crisis-hit country have become unbearable as a result of the rapid economic collapse and ongoing crash of the pound, which reached 25,100 to the U.S. dollar. The previous record was 25,000.
    Prices have been skyrocketing in recent weeks as the government lifted...
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