What's fuelling Lebanon's lockdown protests?

More than 400 people have been wounded in northern Lebanon this week in clashes between security forces and protesters angered by a coronavirus lockdown they say is starving them. What is behind the escalating tensions in the main northern city of Tripoli, and is Lebanon heading towards mass social unrest as anger mounts over government mismanagement of the country’s many crises? Cocktail of crises Since 2019, Lebanon has grappled with its worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war. More than half the population now lives below the poverty line, according to the United Nations, while …

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