Across Lebanon, high school and university students led protests and marches outside their respective educations establishments. Notable cities which saw the bulk of the student protests include Tripoli, Beirut, Nabatieh, Akkar, Tyre, Koura, Sidon, Jounieh, Zahle, and Byblos. Scores of students also gathered in front of the Ministry of Education.
Hundreds of protestors also gathered in front of the country’s Palace of Justice in Adlieh demanding an independent judiciary. Telecoms companies MTC Touch and Alfa, as well as the public electricity provider Électricité du Liban, also witnessed protest sit-ins.
Following a march in Ramlet Al-Bayda protesting the illegal construction on the county’s shoreline, protesters made their way onto the beach outside the controversially built Lancaster Eden Bay hotel. A few clashes broke out with security forces.
More pots and pans were banged on throughout the evening as the women’s march filled out Riad el-Solh square in Downtown Beirut. Residents of Tripoli, Akkar, Baalbecka, and Sidon also banged pots and pans outside their balconies in solidarity with the march.