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Lebanon: Protesters flood Beirut streets on fifth day of anti-govt protests

3 21.10.2019 Инфо

W/S Protesters chanting "People want to bring down the regime", Beirut
W/S Protesters holding Lebanese flag
M/S Protesters dancing and holding Lebanese flag
M/S Protesters waving with Lebanese flag
M/S Protesters singing Lebanese national anthem
M/S Protesters holding banners reading (L-R): "Give me your number so that I wake you up for protests tomorrow" and "You can't fix stupid but you can vote it out"
SOT, Jehan, Protester (Arabic): "We are here to demand for our simplest rights, which they do not give us. If they think they will continue to rule us, they are wrong. We will not get out of the street before they leave."
W/S Sign reading (Arabic): "Get out"
W/S Protesters chanting and holding banner reading (Arabic): "Everyone means everyone"
M/S Protester holding sign reading (Arabic): "Bring down the governance of the banks"
SOT, Maya, Protester (Arabic): "Everyone means everyone, each one of them is uglier than the other, they are all disgusting. We do not want any of them in our lives. We want a new civil rule. We want specialized people. We don't want parties anymore. We are disgusted. We saw to which state they dragged us and the three-day deadline does not work."
W/S Protesters holding Lebanese flag
W/S Protesters holding Lebanese flag
M/S Protesters singing Lebanese national anthem
M/S Protester holding sign reading (Arabic): "The Lebanese people have united to F*** you over"
SOT, Protester (Arabic): "I am not satisfied with the situation we are in. It is necessary for the whole system to fall, because we don't want any of these politicians. I mean all of them. We don’t want any form the old. We want a new political generation to speak for us"
M/S Protester waving Lebanese flag
W/S Protest
M/S Protesters holding Lebanese flags
W/S Protest
SCRIPT
Thousands of protesters gathered in central Beirut, on Monday, as protests against the Lebanese government enters its fifth consecutive day and the 72-hour deadline set by Prime Minister Saad Hariri comes close to an end.
"Everyone means everyone, each one of them is uglier than the other, they are all disgusting. We do not want any of them in our lives. We want a new civil rule," said Maya, a protester, in reference to the hashtag circulating in social media that all the government be expelled from office.
"I am not satisfied with the situation we are in. It is necessary for the whole system to fall, because we don't want any of these politicians. I mean all of them. We don’t want any from the old. We want a new political generation to speak for us" another protester said.
Protesters were seen holding banners reading "Everyone means everyone" and "Bring down the governance of the banks."
Lebanon's current demonstrations are believed to be the country's biggest since 2015, as protesters seek to highlight deteriorating living conditions, austerity measures, capital flight and the rise of the deficit and public debt.