Lebanon: MPs meet in theatre, protesters out in cars

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  • In Lebanon, people have returned to the streets to protest against the government’s handling of the economy in spite of a lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic.
    Nationwide rallies against corruption and the government’s mismanagement of the economy began six months ago.
    And the virus restrictions have only made unemployment and the prices of basic goods worse.

    Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.

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    In This Story: Lebanon

    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.

    Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).

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