Near the end of last year, Lebanon experienced a severe economic downturn. As their currency’s value plummeted, unemployment and suicide rates skyrocketed.
It’s been nearly six months since anti-government protests began in Beirut, Lebanon. In mid-October, people took to the streets en masse with a new dream of revolution. Proposed tax increases led to weeks of widespread protests, the prime minister’s ouster, and Cabinet reform. Read our coverage here.