Economics/Class Relations

Protesters Are Burning Down Central Banks In Lebanon As Gov’t Devalues Currency

By John Vibes

Freethought Project

Riots have spread across Lebanon in recent weeks, in response to a currency crisis that has left large portions of the country in poverty. Headquarter locations for the country’s central bank have been targeted by protesters, along with smaller bank branches that symbolize the economic woes of the nation. Lebanon’s currency has been deteriorating for many years, but began a freefall back in October which has further plunged the country into poverty.


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