PROTEST IN LEBANON DUE TO STRICT LOCKDOWN MEASURES.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 29, 2021
Protesters in Lebanon have torched a government building in the Northern City of Tripoli in a forth night of unrest over strict lockdown measures.
More than one hundred were injured in Thursday’s clashes between demonstration and security forces.
Earlier in the day, crowds marched at a funeral of protester Omar Tayba who eyewitnesses say was hit by a bullet.
The total curfew was imposed this month to halt a surge in covid cases.
People are forbidden from leaving their homes unless they are essential workers and they must rely on deliveries from supermarkets for food.
Many have also been left without an income in a country where a third of the workforce is unemployed and a large proportion relies on informal sector.