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Chapter : European Union, Lebanese Prime Minister, and U.S. Leaders Remark on Protests in Lebanon : October 25 and 29, and December 20, 2019

European Union, Lebanese Prime Minister, and U.S. Leaders Remark on Protests in Lebanon : October 25 and 29, and December 20, 2019

European Union, Lebanese Prime Minister, and U.S. Leaders Remark on Protests in Lebanon
Lyndi Schrecengost

The protests in Lebanon near the end of 2019 were unlike any the country had seen before. This youth-driven, nonsectarian, and largely peaceful grassroots movement prompted hundreds of thousands of people to take to the streets and squares all across the country to protest what they saw as long-standing political corruption and express their desire for a unified Lebanon. Their cause elicited the support of governments around the world.

Tensions Build across Lebanon

Tensions had been building for years in a country that had witnessed deteriorating public ...

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