Today, sit-ins and protests were renewed in a number of Lebanese regions, including Beirut, the south, the Bekaa, and Tripoli, due to the continuing deterioration of living conditions and high prices.
The National News Agency reported that protesters blocked the traffic at the Ring Bridge that connects to Hamra Street in both directions. Martyrs Square in central Beirut also witnessed sit-ins and protests in which the protesters tried to prevent citizens from crossing with their cars, which prompted security men and the Lebanese army to intervene and divert traffic to other lanes to facilitate the passage of citizens.
The agency added that clashes took place between the protesters in Martyrs Square and a number of citizens trying to open the road after being suspended due to its closure.
The protesters set fire to rubber tires, but the security forces worked to open the road in front of the cars without any clashes.
The Kafr Ruman roundabout and the northern entrance to the city of Nabatiyeh witnessed protest movements in the middle of the highway at the Kafr Ruman roundabout, and the Matn in northeast Beirut witnessed the cutting of the eastern route of the Dbayeh highway under the Al-Fahud Bridge.
In Tripoli, northern Lebanon, protesters cut off the two lanes of the highway in front of the Serail of Tripoli in the direction of Al-Nour Square with burning tires.
In Sidon, protesters cut off the American roundabout in the city and the road at the sea corniche towards Beirut with burning tires, and cut off the Jiyyeh-Saadiyat Damour highway.
In Baalbek, the Rayak Baalbek international highway was cut off at the Hosh Sneid-Safari intersection, while the protesters blocked the Tire-Saida road at the Abbasiya roundabout with burning tires and garbage containers, and a number of them laid on the street and chanted slogans confirming their continued movement, while elements of the army and security forces were brought to the place in anticipation of actions riot.
Since October 17, 2019, many Lebanese regions have witnessed demonstrations and sit-ins to protest against the deteriorating living and economic conditions and to demand the fight against corruption in the country.