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Protesters block roads in Lebanon as currency hits new low

Lebanon’s economic crisis continues to get worse.
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Protesters throughout Lebanon blocked roads today out of anger with the country’s abysmal economic situation.

Demonstrators blocked a square and a highway in the northern city of Tripoli. They were protesting the “soaring” rate of the Lebanese pound to the US dollar and “deteriorating living conditions,” Lebanon’s official National News Agency reported.

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