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100 thoughts on “Thousands in Lebanon protests march against corruption and tax hikes”

  • Moe From Da Area Show says:

    So cool that a app like watsapp can make a people rise up against their government yet the same government has been screwing them over for decades.. wow just wow

  • This is the first time in my life as a Lebanese (34 years old) where no one in the streets cares about religions, sects or political parties. Everyone in the street is united as humans demanding the simplest of rights: To live free from a tyrannical government who has ruled us since the civil war ended in 1990. This is the first time in my life, I feel there is hope for change in Lebanon.

  • My father is from Lebanon, we go every year. This took place 2 hours after he landed, he went and peacefully protested as well. He will be there until the 6th. I hope all of the Lebanese people and my Lebanese family will see relief. They deserve better. I’m sorry to say, but our country has done horrible things to them, and protected Israel as they did the same things to them as well. They just want to live their life in peace like you and I. I love you Lebanon and all of my Lebanese people out there❤️

  • Francois Pellicaan says:

    “Social upheaval, revolution, wars over resource acquisition, natural disasters, economic instability, nations falling into debt and financial collapse—this is all part of your future, you see. But you must look to see and listen. Listen to the outer world and listen to the inner world. And take the Steps to Knowledge.”

    Excerpt From: Marshall Vian Summers. “The New World”. Buy the book at Amazon or read it for free online at the New Message website

  • Thanks for all the Lebanese all over the world who are protesting in their countries for their country… keep on protesting we really need your voice… don't stop till this government is officially out of our parliament…

    شكرا لالجالية اللّبنانية في جميع انحاء العالم
    نحن بحاجة الى دعمكم… تابعو المظاهرات في بلادكم ولا تخرجو من الشّارع قبل استقالة الحكومة و شكرا شكرا شكرا لوفاءكم للبنان

  • CNN please note that we are protesting against the system that has been ruling our country for over 14 years . Same people , same promises , same words yet no action!!! Almost double the Lebanese population is spread around the world looking for the simplest rights anyone should have!
    No electricity , no water , no decent internet access , when lebanon has the potentials to provide all this! All the politicians do is look for temporary solutions and add more taxes to solve their own corruption!! They make millions out of politics and ask other countries for money. We are fed up because we’ve been hearing the same words from different people. THE CITIZENS ARE DEPRESSED AND DESPERATE FROM THIS SYSTEM . The whatsapp taxes was their brilliant idea because they know that these desperate citizens are attached to social media as a way of entertainment to run from the bitter reality in lebanon.

  • There was an opinion article last week titled “Syria is lost, let’s save Lebanon…” These words may have been uttered by Pompeo or another crappy American.

    The very next day demonstration broke up in Lebanon. Even though Lebanese politicians are corrupt to their bones, I believe the US must stand away and leave Lebanon run the way it always ran. As if Trump and his administration is not or are not corrupt. Now I understand what the Iranian president meant when he said “wherever America has gone, terrorism has expanded.”

  • Dragonblazzer969 says:

    Finally. When I searched CNN, 12 out of the first 13 videos were all about Trump. I was looking for more real news than their protection of Biden and his son…

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  • إلى مل المتظاهرين سلام عليكم حتى تحقيق النصر ،وإنما اقول لكم لا مجال لبقاء نظام الحصص والعودة إلى نظام النسبية لبنان للجميع ،ولا تفرطوا في ملاحقة الفاسدين ولا تنسوا مو كان السبب في فقركم، منعوا مصنع الكهرباء الذي أرادت إيران إنشائه مجانا ،منعوا التواصل مع سوريا ،منعوا عودة المهجرين إلى سوريا جنبلاط وجعجع ومن معهما وجودهما للتعطيل ،فاليعلم القاصي والداني أن حزب الله "صنع دفاع لبنان " دون أن أن تقدم الحكومة ليرة واحدة ،اليوم لبنان حمايته من المقاومة لم تتطلب فلا واحدا من الخزينة اللبنانية ،وكل من يحاول ضرب المقاومة قولوا له كفى، المقاومة غزتكم وشرفكم دون أن تكلفكم ليرة واحدة .قف

  • We the lebanese we protest by singing ,dancing ,sworing ,making bbq at the protests and we play baby foot at the streets and we we olay badminton also ,and there is a couple got maried at the street ,this how we protest in lebanon

  • I am Israeli and i support your protests. Money should go to the people and not to the pocket of politicians. I hope you succeed and there is economic prosperity

  • Protests dont work nomore u need to take affirmative action and talking and walking isnt the way to get your point across effectively

  • That is because the under ground army want to recruit them to fight Spain for them Then Turkey after they cause earthquakes in the area. They already did plenty if cloud seeding in the area now they will cause an earth quake Watch sorry to say 🙁

  • وطني ولبناني أصيل says:

    Hope President will take the chance to deal with people in Lebanon and have peace with Israel. That would be historical

  • I'm Lebanese and iam glad to invite you all to our party or revolution whatever you call it , free hookah free weed free dancers free strippers , you are all welcomed we open 24/7

  • if these protesters move a bit towards the Israeli borders, trust me their demands & wishes will be granted immediately with no compromise

  • Proud of our brothers and sisters who are taking to the streets to put an end to this corrupt system. Should they succeed in creating a modern secular and civil country, they will definitely put Lebanon on the international map where it belongs. Lebanese people are sick of having their land and lives abused as part of this major American-Iranian conflict among the other conflicts flooding the Middle East. Power to the people.

  • Excuse me? They haven't seen any results since they're not making economic demands but are demanding resignations. The government is spinning it as a solely economic problem to try and portray a certain image to foreign nations. People have effectively rejected the economic proposal and are demanding the fall of the government.

  • In less than a week Lebanon has witnessed nation wide fires, a 15% raise on TVA, a tax of 6$ per month on WhatsApp (additional to the usual high taxes for normal cellular data), an order came from the ministry that all satellites to be cut off for all hotels gyms and restaurants causing most corporations to have to place highly expensive receivers, and every year we have a pollution crisis that has caused countless diseases, we have a dollar crisis where our own currency is on the brink of deficit, most banks have put a 9% interest on car loans (it used to be 3%), corporations are closing people aren’t getting paid and so many are jobless. This country has seen too much. We say enough is enough. #كلن_يعني_كلن 🇱🇧

  • We have united, no matter what religeon or what side, we will overthrow those who believe that they are the leaders! And we will make lebanon great!

  • I'm a Lebanese rebel and have been protesting since day 1. Here's what's happening and what the Lebanese people's demands are.

    > The corrupt elite: politicians, bankers, political leaders and their parties, big officials under the wing of politicians, all those mobsters, and their gangs, have been robbing this country for 30 years. It is estimated that all of them have more than 360 billion dollars in their offshore accounts, leaving the country under 100 billion debt, and having the audacity to even raise more taxes and raising prices of everything and taxing every little thing. All of this while they don't provide any basic right: 24/24 electricity, clean water, cheap communication, jobs, garbage maintenance, extracting oil and gas, etc… because all of these services are sold and used and milked for more money for them.

    – We demand that the current government with all of the ministers and the parliament members and the president to quit.
    – To cease them in custody and open an investigation about the stolen money and retrieve it.
    – To cease all the big officials like the ruler of the Central Bank and get our stolen gold. Retrieve every single dollar that has been stolen.
    – To cancel the political sectarianism and their corrupt elections law and form new ones.
    – To elect a technocrat liberal civil government consisting of new faces who are honest and clean and who are skilled and expert.
    – To start reforms in all sectors, like electricity and water, and then gas and oil and other infrastructure.
    – To gain back all public properties that have been stolen like the beaches.

    There are many things to work on.

    WE WILL NOT FORGET.
    WE WILL NOT FORGIVE.

    #Lebanese_Revolution

  • Ben wederman , you send a f****ng Jew to cover an Arab revolution , that's how much your media mafia is controlled by Jews.

  • idiots a bunch of stupid ppl, if this continue, ur country will become next Libya or Syria u should learn from there mistakes and not play and western hands but fucking revolution this revolution killed so many innocent ppl and u guys are going in this fire if u don't stop this. by the looks of it it seems all sluts prostitute and pimps are there cant see any descant citizen .

  • Oh look, they are trying to do what the original gov in Iceland tried to do before they were replaced twice!
    Also what happened in Greece when they tried to push the debt of the housing bubble and speculative markets on the poor people in Greece!
    Sad really that this is happening all over the world!

  • Power to the people. there is 50 protests against corruption IMF economic Enslavement across the world simultaneously .Not one news media has made the correlation

  • We are finally saying NO to racism. They wont divide us anymore together we will rise from these ashes and rise up strong as ONE proud to be LEBANESE 🇱🇧🇱🇧🇱🇧 👍👍👍

  • The Lebanese Government is using the
    "DELAY AND EXHAUST" management tool. Just do not react and fasten
    your seatbelts. This is a very successful strategy. It drains out the stamina
    of the protesters for a better and decent life. The government is supported by
    the Hezbollah party and the Amal party. These parties are against the claim of
    justice by the people. If this protest fails and the Kleptocrates stay in
    office, it is because of no leadership by protest, de management technic of the
    Government and the keep aside of Hezbollah followers and Amal followers. I
    wonder how the Leaders of these 2 parties can look the Lebanese people in the
    eyes. The Lebanese people demonstrate without sectarian imprisonment, as
    Lebanese for a worthy life!

  • Dilli Wala Shayar says:

    Love n respect from India 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 Prod to be Lebanese 🇱🇧🇱🇧 love u all Lebanese brother n sisters 😘😘😘😘

  • All Arabs people must protest and free themselves from their corrupted governments, which have been stealing their money, murdering them, destroying their lives!! People live once!! So Arabs go and protest against your governments and free yourselves to have better lives!!!!!

  • We are peaceful we love life we are highly educated we are dancing and smoking instead of clashing ..WE ARE THE LEBANESE PPLE🇱🇧✌🏻🔥 enough high taxes enough corruption, yeah we have freedom but everyone's have had enough of their crap

  • Guys the thing is if we keep the protest we're gonna become more poor than we are I'm from Lebanon I'm seeing all this and I agree we ppl but it's scares me the most that if we keep the stores closed and we don't earn money if we don't go to work we'll stop having money that's what's scares me how ppl will survive
    LEBANON NEEDS HELP!!!!

  • PROBABLY MY COMMENT IS GETTING IGNORED:

    WELL IM LEBANESE AND I MADE A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN LEBANON CHECK IT OUT HERE:https://youtu.be/9vXW8oYJaoc OR ITS MY RECENT VIDEO

  • I am proud to say that I am one of the protestors.I am one of the voices that refuse the corruptions and the political thief. People wherever you are if you believe in Justice help us or at least pray for us so we can build the glory lebanon again.

  • The only people in the world that I know of that are able to laugh, dance and throw parties to the sound of bombs and bullets. Don't let those smiles and laughs fool you. Those are TOUGH people, men and women.

  • This is another Hong Kong style "Pro-Democracy" Millions protests, police are using violence against peaceful protesters, what A beautiful sight to behold , stay strong ! Western media support you.

  • CNN This is very important, Lebanon is suffering these days, and the Lebanese protesting against corruption and sectarian political parties, and politicians are trying to suppress the protests with force by thugs and not with official police, I think the Lebanese deserve more coverage and expose their case to the world. Please, help the Lebanese by spreading videos and reports of what is happening with them.

  • And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

  • God bless Lebanon. Amazing country amazing people muslims cristians all of you guys get oyt in streets and fight for ur rights you guys deserve all the best i was In Lebanon i loved it my husband born there and now i pray God for best days in that area

  • Americans cover all crooked politicians same as do foreign embassies.
    Lebanon is only 10.000km2 , because of western interference ,out of 4 millions Lebanese they forced us to bear the unbearable load of nearly 3 millions( IN REALITY ) Syrians refugees, they are the main reason behind the collapse of Lebanon economy , and the destruction of Lebanese society, Americans were the ones who sponsored the 30 yrs brutal occupation of Syria bloody Assad family , and Israel occupation of POOR LEBANON . they ripped apart Lebanon with full approval of the Arabs n Europeans.
    Hizballah is the creation of Iran with the blessing of USA government and MOTHERLAND Israel , believe it or not . They can if they want to ,take down Nasrallah in no time but they will not same as they won t do it to bachar Assad Syria.
    Its forbidden to the people of Lebanon to enjoy peace and prosperity as long as Israel and Syria is next to it. That s the everlasting curse of this buffer zone called LEBANON. The suffering people is a card they use to pressure the other opponent whose not obeying , we all know that the crooked filthy rich politicians thieves with their stolen hundred of billions stached in Switzerland and American banks perpetrated their crimes in exchange of their obedience to external powers , those DO NOT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE OPPRESSED PROTESTERS. The western media cnn and alike are the echo of these demonic forces. God save Lebanon from your E V I L

  • Proof the world wants change. Our media rarely covers anything related to change and freedom. Trump is leading the way to overthrow neo liberalism. Warmongering biased media stand in our way. Not for much longer thank God.

  • Such an incredible scene this is, amazing people, culture and history. We as a whole are behind use the whole way! As well as taking in a lesson of courage as one. Good on you guys, Wooooo!!

  • when you want to put news about the Lebanese revolution put the headlines of it and is it against the system politics in Lebanon which control or driving directly from Hizbollah and the Mafia Family of the President of Lebanon Michael Aone.

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