Lebanon protests: Central bank criticised as currency plummets

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  • Protesters in Lebanon have been defying a lockdown and curfew to continue anti-government protests.
    Demonstrators blocked roads and fought with police while denouncing the worsening economic crisis.
    Last week, Lebanon’s currency reached new lows against the dollar – sparking calls for the central bank governor to resign.
    Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, Lebanon.

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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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