World Bank official urges Beirut to form a new cabinet within a week to prevent further loss of confidence in its economy as thousands of high school and university students skip classes in widening anti-graft protests.
The students joined the now four-week-long protests, outing their frustration at the lack of future prospects in the country with youth unemployment reaching 30 percent.
The children's protest is part of a series of anti-government demonstrations that have gripped the country for the past three weeks, with the public demanding the resignation of the current government.
President Michel Aoun made the remarks as protesters in central Beirut continued to push for the resignation of the current government, accusing it of corruption, incompetence and sectarianism.
Security forces still struggling to open some roads as protesters continue their civil disobedience campaign in support of nationwide anti-government demonstrations.
Saad Hariri said he would submit his government's resignation after nearly two weeks of mass protests across the country.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he will submit his resignation, after nearly two weeks of mass protests across the country.
With Algeria and Sudan ousting longstanding leaders, ongoing unrest in the Gaza Strip and protests in both Iraq and Lebanon, there is a feeling that change could once again be sweeping across the region.
Demonstrators joined hands from Tripoli to Tyre, a 170-kilometre chain running through the main protest hub in Beirut, as part of an unprecedented cross-sectarian mobilisation.
Demonstrations sparked by a proposed tax on WhatsApp and other messaging apps have morphed into an unprecedented cross-sectarian street mobilisation against the political class.
The protests in Lebanon are spontaneous but these memes show their origins have been the butt of jokes for a long time.
Lebanon's Cabinet approved sweeping reforms with no new taxes in hopes to appease hundreds of thousands of people who have been protesting for days, calling for indiscriminate accountability and for Prime Minister Saad Hariri's government to resign.
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