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Beirut Protests
November 12, 2019
by Peter van Agtmael
Lebanon is witnessing its biggest protests for fifteen years, with huge crowds marching in anger at corruption and the cost of living. The protests were triggered by a tax on WhatsApp voice calls, that the government quickly ditched, and leads to the resignation of prime minister Saad Hariri after reaching 'Dead End' in resolving anti-government protests which has paralyzed the country for nearly two weeks. Confrontations erupted between anti-government protesters and supporters of Hezbollah and Amal, who both have ministers in the parliament of Lebanon, and demonstrators are still in the streets. Magnum Photographer Peter Van Agtmael photographs the protests in Beirut.

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