Mass protests in Lebanon as coronavirus lockdown causes widespread food shortages

by Daniel Payne · May 4th, 2020 4:14 pm

Violent protests have resumed in Lebanon over the crumbling economy and food shortages, leading to vicious clashes between citizens and members of the military in recent weeks.

Lebanon has been dealing with food shortages for months, but they have been exacerbated by the coronavirus lockdowns both there and worldwide. Millions have been laid off from work, as well.

The country imports a significant quantity of its food, but numerous nations have clamped down on many exports in an effort to conserve resources during the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.


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