Thousands march in Beirut to protest economic policies
A few thousand demonstrators marched toward the Finance Ministry in Beirut Sunday to protest economic policies and worsening living conditions in Lebanon.
The protest, led by the Lebanese Communist Party, the Popular Nasserite Organization and a number of civil society groups, set off from the Barbir area and gathered in front of the ministry’s branch in Beshara Khoury.
Among the protesters' demands were for the state to ensure that taxation policies address wealth distribution, improve the quality of public education and provide new work opportunities.
The protest coincides with the 2019 Arab Economic and Social Development Summit being held in Beirut’s Waterfront District.