Former Lebanese leader Émile Lahoud decried the informal capital controls in the country, saying that he was joining the ongoing popular protests as he is only allowed to withdraw $1,000 per month despite his status as a former president, according to a recent interview.
Many thanks MP @BahiaHariri for rejecting violence against public & private property, against LAF in Tripoli, Saida & others, while distinguishing these unacceptable acts of a handful of hired & politically manipulated suspicious groups from legitimate & needed peaceful protests.
— Jan Kubis (@UNJanKubis) April 30, 2020
Protests have picked up in the country as the economic situation becomes direr, and more find themselves out of work due to coronavirus lockdowns, which recently began to lift. More have found themselves out of work, and hunger is on the rise.