The record level of the Lebanese pound reached on Tuesday sparked protests of anger across Lebanon, with some Lebanese choosing to unleash their anger against the money changers, forcing them to close their doors in various areas.
After the Lebanese pound started trading at an unprecedented rate 10,000 LBP for 1 USD, protesters in Chtoura Square in the Bekaa Valley forced the closure of several exchange offices.
A Lebanese army force immediately deployed to the area to prevent an escalation.
Likewise, on Wednesday morning, demonstrators closed several exchange offices in the Al-Tal neighborhood in Tripoli, forming protests in front of them.
Protesters in Tripoli accused money changers of “conspiring against the national currency” as they demanded to close their offices, the National News…
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