Lebanon: Anti-government protests in Beirut enter 25th day

Thousands of people took to the streets of Beirut on Sunday, in what is the 25th day of the ongoing anti-government protests. Footage shows the protesters lighting flares and waving Lebanese flags, while also chanting against the government. One protester was filmed holding a placard, reading, «I want my best friends back; they all emigrated.» Mohamad, a protester, said, «we have achieved a lot... Еще in these 25 days. We canceled a lot of taxes we will do more, if God's willing, in the hope of a prosperous Lebanon, of a better Lebanon.» Sara, another protester, added, «we intend to stay in the streets. I think that what we have achieved so far is very good, a goal we have not reached for a long time and now it's time because they lost a lot, and we won.» Over the last few weeks, Lebanon has been gripped by mass protests, which are believed to be the country's largest since 2015, as protesters have taken to the streets to voice their discontent with deteriorating living conditions, austerity measures, capital flight and the rise of the deficit and public debt.

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