Lebanon's nationwide protests hit 10th day

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    Protesters have trickled back on to the streets across Lebanon despite army efforts to unblock roads, with no end in sight to a crisis that has crippled the country for 10 days.

    A military statement said army and security commanders met to plan ways to reopen main arteries to get traffic flowing again while "safeguarding the safety of protesters".


    People have closed routes with barriers and sit-ins as part of a wave of unprecedented protests demanding the government resign.

    Lebanon has been swept by 10 days of protests against a political class accused of corruption, mismanagement of state finances and pushing the country towards an economic collapse unseen since the 1975-90 civil war

    Lebanon's nationwide protests hit 10th day

    Nasrallah is telling people to avoid the protests..........and he was dutifully ignored.
     
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    But they did scrub the whatsapp tax?
     
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    The better question is, did the IMF get the message?
     
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    Dunno. It was in the news, they are saving money. Reducing their own salaries, ect. But the protests continue.
     
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    They had a chance a long rime ago to rid themselves of Islamic gangsterism, but they decided they loved it and even invited more of the murderers in. Too late now, let them starve and eat each other's children.
     
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    Same thing in Chile it seems the populations of nations want change...
     
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    I miss the blonde Lebanese hash..
     
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    Not so much in Lebanon. There has been a long time resentment for a lot of people against Hezbollah. They just have been unable to get them out. More importantly this is a nation with a lot of religious diversity. Always has been.

    This is everyone from all sides getting together and telling the entire government to get out.
     
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    You know that Hezbollah are entrenched in an enclave in the south of Lebanon? Bordering Israel.

    They even do tours around the area.
     
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    You know there is a push back because the rest of the population does not want a repeat of 2006? Further, it was absolutely not ok when Hezbollah had acquired weapons and was attempting to police Beirut.
     

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