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In Lebanon, police join 'robbers', storm bank to get their own money

The Lebanese currency hit another record low on Tuesday, as judicial investigation into central bank chief Riad Salameh moves forward.
A policeman is stopped by security guards from entering a branch of BLOM Bank in the Lebanese port city of Saida (Sidon) on September 26, 2022 as banks reopened to depositors with scheduled appointments only, following a week of closure due to security concerns. (Photo by MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images)

Lebanon’s currency fell to a new low on Tuesday as police officers joined the ranks of many frustrated citizens, and stormed a bank in Tyre in an effort to obtain their own money. 

A group of police officers stormed the Societe Generale de Banque au Liban branch in the southern town of Tyre demanding payment of their salaries, the official National News Agency reported. 

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