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Watch: What are the protests in Lebanon all about?

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A video explainer on the current protests that have brought the country of Lebanon to a standstill.

Thousands of protesters gathered in Central Beirut and other cities of Lebanon in response to a proposed tax on calls via WhatsApp and other messaging services

The government quickly dropped the plan but the protests changed into something bigger.

The protests morphed into demands for a sweeping overhaul of the political system, with grievances ranging from austerity measures to poor infrastructure.

Given the size of the gatherings, the five-day-old mobilisation has been remarkably incident free, with armies of volunteers forming to clean up the streets, provide water to protesters and organise first aid tents.

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Printable version | Dec 6, 2019 1:35:46 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/what-are-the-protests-in-lebanon-all-about/article29768712.ece

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