Lebanese Government Ministers Resign After a Week of Protest Following The Tragic Explosion

Posted by Sumaiya Ghani in News
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#1 Lebanon is facing a crisis and it's all over the world right now especially after the tragic Beirut blast

The explosion on 4 August in Beirut has killed hundreds and injured thousands. The blast occurred when Lebanon was already suffering its worst economic crisis in decades.

This blast turned out to be the last straw for many of Lebanon's citizens and now the country is facing violent protests since the last week, marking the worst that the country has seen in the past year.

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#2 The violent protests resulted in their government ministers to resign within hours

According to the latest news, Lebanon's Justice Minister Marie Claude Najm, Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad, and Environment Minister Damianos Kattar have all resigned from their posts.

The country suffered a horrific blast when it was already in the middle of the worst economic crisis in decades, that too in the middle of a global pandemic.

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#3 Lebanon's government has been accused of corruption and gross mismanagement.

Donald Trump has announced that the US will be providing "substantial" aid to Lebanon but has not specified how much.

According to CNN, their two government sources told the publication that the country's government is expected to step down today (10th August). It's only a week after the explosion.

It was also told by the senior ministerial source that he believed the government would be reduced to caretaker status by Monday night.

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#4 Seven parliament members have also quit along with the three cabinet ministers who have already resigned

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#5 Law enforcement fired hundreds of rounds of tear gas, rubber bullets, and even opened fire on the angry protestors

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