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Lebanon: Music and chants fill Beirut's streets as protesters call for govt. resignation

2 20.10.2019 Инфо

W/S Protesters waving Lebanese flags, Beirut
M/S Protester leading chants
W/S Protesters waving Lebanese flags
M/S Protesters leading chants
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M/S Protesters holding Lebanese flags
W/S Big Lebanese flag carried by protesters
W/S Protesters waving Lebanese flags
M/S Woman holding banner reading in Arabic: "People want the fall of these thieves"
M/S Protesters waving Lebanese flags
W/S Line of police
M/S Protesters seen through barbed wire
SOT, Protester (Arabic): "First of all we are calling for the toppling of this corrupted regime that is ruling us because we are not getting any benefit from it. These 72 hours they have given us will not lead to anything and we are calling for them to be overthrown."
C/U Child in protest
W/S Protesters swarming central Beirut
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M/S Protester holding banner reading "It's time for [Lebanese President] Aoun to quit"
SOT, Mohammad, Protester (Arabic): "That's enough, there is a decision from the people to get rid of the three leaders, the chairs should be made of Tefal (cookware brand known for making non-stick pans) so they don't stick to them, ok? That's enough, we hate you."
M/S Protesters waving flags in Beirut as music is played
M/S Child holding banner whilst sitting on protester's shoulders
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Thousands of people flooded Beirut Central District on Sunday, as the anti-government protest triggered by planned new austerity measures entered its fourth day.
Protesters gathered in a Carnival-like atmosphere filled with chants, traditional music, and drumming, in what looked like a family-friendly rally. Adults and children were seen waving signs and dozens of Lebanon flags.
The wave of protest broke out on Thursday, following Prime Minister Saad Hariri's announcement of new taxes. The move triggered calls for the government's resignations among citizens at home and abroad.
Hariri's coalition partners have until Monday to agree on economic reforms, with the PM suggesting he could resign if an agreement is not reached.