Roads were closed with burning tyres, set ablaze by protesters, after the Lebanese pound sank to more than 25,000 against US dollar last week.
Nearly 20 people wounded in clashes between protesters and security forces as economic crisis worsens with pound traded at 17,300-17,500 to US dollar on black market – a record low.
The Lebanese pound is trading at around 15,150 to the dollar, losing around 90 percent of its worth since the start of the crisis two years ago.
Hyperinflation, poverty, corruption, protests and a pandemic have driven the country right to the edge.
Protesters block streets with burning tyres and dumpsters following the currency fall that traded at nearly 10,000 pounds to US dollar in black market.
Central bank chief Riad Salameh has led the entity since 1993. His role came under scrutiny after Lebanon’s financial system collapsed in an unprecedented crisis in 2019.
The currency crisis is part of a wider economic meltdown that poses the biggest threat to the stability of import-reliant Lebanon since the 1975-90 civil war.
President Michel Aoun cautions against bids to destabilise "security and the street" after angry protests over the Arab country's economic crisis.
The order was postponed to allow for the study of its impact on the national currency and banking transactions, as well as on savers' money and economic security.
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