One dead, dozens injured in Lebanon riots with banks smashed

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  • Demonstrators in Lebanon again took to the streets, angered by an ailing economy that has taken further hits due to coronavirus lockdowns.
    They set ATM machines alight and hurled rocks at security forces as banks banned people from making withdrawals.

    The protesters blame the government for corruption, mismanaging the economy and only serving sectarian interests.

    Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Tripoli in northern 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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