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The trampled hopes of the Lebanese revolution


INVESTIGATION - Blocking of institutions, economic bankruptcy, irremovable oligarchy, attacks on justice, massive emigration, return of armed violence ... Two years after the major demonstrations bearing the hope of a Lebanon freed from its confessional shackles, the regime has acted. ..


Two years after the start of a popular uprising of rare magnitude, which has been dubbed "thawra" ("revolution" in Arabic) by its actors, the morale of the Lebanese is at its lowest.

Only 3% of them believe that the country is

"going in the right direction",

against 97% of pessimists, according to a poll conducted by the National Democratic Institute before the outbreak of armed violence that plunged Beirut into astonishment on Thursday.

The hopes of Grand Soir born from the movement of October 17, 2019 were trampled by an unwavering power, despite a record that will undoubtedly remain in the annals of the world: one of the most serious economic and financial crises for more than a century, outside of war or natural disaster;

and, on August 4, 2020 in the port of Beirut, one of the most violent non-nuclear explosions to ever occur;

not to mention the inability to ensure civil peace, as once again demonstrated by the last scenes of war in the heart of the capital,

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Source: lefigaro

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