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Lebanese protesters take their uprising to the doorsteps of political elite

Protesters across Lebanon have begun to move toward a strategy that targets public institutions.

On Nov. 6, hundreds of demonstrators across Lebanon organized protests at locations that until this week had remained largely outside the scope of the Lebanese uprising. From the Ministry of Education to the Palace of Justice to the headquarters of state-owned telecommunications companies, protesters gathered to bring their grievances directly to Lebanon’s decision-making bodies.

“We are targeting the institutions that are the basic corruption sites,” protester Cybele Yazbeck told Al-Monitor at a protest in front of Electricite du Liban, Lebanon’s primary electricity provider. “These institutions are where we can get our demands [fulfilled].”

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