Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests, amid coronavirus restrictions

Hundreds marched in Lebanon’s capital Saturday to mark the first anniversary of a non-sectarian protest movement that has rocked the political elite but has yet to achieve its goal of sweeping reform.A whirlwind of hope and despair has gripped the country in the year since protests began, as an economic crisis and a devastating August 4 port explosion pushed Lebanon deeper into decay.Two governments have resigned since the movement started but the country’s barons, many of them warlords from the 1975-90 civil war, remain firmly in power despite international as well as domestic pressure for ch…

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