18 Feb 2020

Inside the mass protests sweeping through Lebanon – where young revolutionaries believe their time has come

A bus without brakes, hurtling towards a brick wall. That’s one view of Lebanon – which has been wracked by mass protests since October, toppling one government along the way. It’s all fuelled by popular anger at endemic corruption and the worst economic crisis to hit the country for 30 years.

There are new faces in charge, but many feel the old politics has basically stayed the same. However, with a movement spanning both class and sectarian divides, young revolutionaries believe that this time they will finally get the changes they’re demanding. From Beirut, Inigo Gilmore.