Hundreds in Lebanon protest tumbling of national currency

Hundreds of Lebanese poured into the streets to protest the tumbling of the national currency to a new low against the U.S. dollar. The protests blocked roads and highways in several places across the country that had started slowly opening up after months of lockdown.

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    Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

    The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.

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