Thousands Continue Protests In Lebanon, 10 Weeks On

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Thousands of people gathered in Lebanon's capital, Beirut, on Sunday as nationwide protests continued.

Written By Associated Press Television News | Mumbai | Updated On:

Thousands of people gathered in Lebanon's capital, Beirut, on Sunday as nationwide protests continued.

Protesters first took to the streets in October over proposed new taxes.

But the nationwide demonstrations quickly grew into calls for an end to the rule of the political elite that has run the country since the 1975-90 civil war ended.

The protesters blame the politicians for widespread corruption and mismanagement, which they say are the main reasons for the country's financial crisis.

The protests forced the resignation of former prime minister Saad Hariri.

A new prime minister, Hassan Diab, was appointed recently, but he has still not been able to form a cabinet.

The ongoing protests and paralysis have worsened the economic crisis in the country.

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