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Lebanon: Protesters build burning road blocks in Beirut as economy deteriorates01:55

Lebanon: Protesters build burning road blocks in Beirut as economy deteriorates

Lebanon, Beirut
July 1, 2020 at 16:29 GMT -00:00 · Published

Unrest in Beirut continued on Wednesday, with residents establishing road blocks of burning rubbish at various locations throughout the city.

Security forces and police were seen directing traffic around disrupted roadways.

Protests have been ongoing during the last couple of months as Lebanon's economy faces continued deterioration.

Banks raised the official exchange rate of the Lebanese pound to 3,850 to $1 USD (€0.89) on Monday, representing a significant decrease in value. The Lebanese pound continues to trade on the black market for upwards of 8,000 per US dollar.

Lebanon: Protesters build burning road blocks in Beirut as economy deteriorates01:55
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Unrest in Beirut continued on Wednesday, with residents establishing road blocks of burning rubbish at various locations throughout the city.

Security forces and police were seen directing traffic around disrupted roadways.

Protests have been ongoing during the last couple of months as Lebanon's economy faces continued deterioration.

Banks raised the official exchange rate of the Lebanese pound to 3,850 to $1 USD (€0.89) on Monday, representing a significant decrease in value. The Lebanese pound continues to trade on the black market for upwards of 8,000 per US dollar.

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