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Marc Abizeid


A Guide to Lebanon’s Street Protests

[In this 31 May2013 file photo, a Lebanese protester throws tomatoes at a banner with the portraits of the 128 Lebanese lawmakers with Arabic that reads,

Thousands of Lebanese workers and activists have been pouring onto the streets over a litany of issues since parliament resumed work this month following a year-long hiatus. Most of the protests are related to the country’s startling income inequality and stark poverty levels. Even before the Syrian war triggered an influx of over a million mostly poor refugees into Lebanon, about twenty-eight percent of the country’s population of four million lived in poverty or extreme ...

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