The Lebanese government has approved a package of reforms to ease the country's economic crisis. This comes after outrage over new taxes and corruption has sparked the largest protests in years.
Hours after demonstrators came out to support Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Sunday, anti-government protesters poured into the capital to demand an end to the ruling political class.
The Lebanese government is trying to placate mass protests with economic reforms. That plan could work, but achieving lasting change and progress requires commitment from the protesters, too, writes DW's Rainer Sollich.
The Lebanese government has announced economic reforms after meeting to discuss a rescue plan for the country's crumbling finances. With public discontent widespread, mass protests have continued.
Protesters have vented their frustration at several new proposed taxes and other unpopular economic policies. Lebanon is in a state of 'economic emergency,' and one of the world's most indebted countries.
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