29 Jan 2021

Man killed during anti-lockdown protests in Lebanon

International Editor

At least one person has been killed as protesters in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli rioted for the fourth night in a row.

Lebanon was already suffering on a number of fronts. Its healthcare system is collapsing in the middle of a pandemic, its economy is tanking and its systems of government are failing.

Last summer’s massive explosion left much of its capital city in ruins, and now demonstrators have taken to the streets in defiance of curfews.