Lebanon: President Aoun calls for Lebanese people to unite amid protests

Lebanese President Michel Aoun called on the citizens of Lebanon to unite since «corruption will not disappear easily» during a televised speech from the Baabda Presidential Palace in Beirut on Sunday, amid ongoing protests after Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's recently announced resignation. «People [from various backgrounds] are protesting in various squares, but nobody should take the... Еще street to protest against another street, or [bid] a protest against another protest. I call on everybody to unite because the new squares [movements] need support and fight. Corruption will not disappear easily,» the Lebanese President said. «I'm with you, and through you I see all the citizens of Lebanon. And I tell you that I do also love you, I love all of you; all of you means all of you,» Aoun added. Over the last weeks, Lebanon has been gripped by mass protests, believed to be the country's largest since 2015, as demonstrators took 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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