Lebanon's Hariri says he is resigning amid anti-government protests

BEIRUT (dpa)- Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he will submit his resignation to President Michel Aoun in response to 13 days of anti-government protests.
"I have reached a deadlock ... I am going to Baabda [Presidential] Palace to hand my resignation to President Michel Aoun," Hariri said in a televised speech.

He urged the Lebanese to maintain stability and security of their country. "No one is bigger than the country," he said.
Lebanese protesters have been in the streets since October 17 and kept major roads across blocked, paralysing the country.
The protesters have accused the country's political class of mismanagement, wasting public funds and rampant corruption.

Tuesday, October 29th 2019

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