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Lebanon’s protests continue to gain momentum

Massive protests engulf Lebanon, and four ministers are to resign in consequence; organizers hope to keep the demonstrations' focus on moving forward.
Demonstrators take part in an anti-government protest in Tripoli, Lebanon October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim - RC1AD085BF90

The smell of smoke and burning garbage have been engulfing Beirut as black clouds rise from the tipped-over garbage bins throughout the capital's streets.

Following an announcement of tax increases, protests that were launched Oct. 17 quickly expanded from a few hundred people in Beirut to hundreds of thousands across the country. On Oct. 18, it was announced that four government ministers from the Christian Lebanese Forces will be resigning.

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