Before COVID-19 turned everyday life upside down and sideways, the Lebanese dreamed of a new beginning. Protestors demanding a better future filled the streets of Beirut in late 2019. Demonstrations continued sporadically throughout 2020.
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.