Naji Al Flayti dies by suicide due to severe economic hardship
- Naji Al Flayti, a father of two, died by suicide in his house, in the impoverished own of Arsal, Bekaa. He was unable to give his daughter 1000LBP before school, his family said.
- Al Flayti had been unemployed and reportedly drowning in debt. Security forces have launched an investigation.
Protests continue on 47th day
- In Kobayat, protesters blocked the highway to protest dire living conditions, as a man threatened to burn himself unless the people’s demands were addressed.
- In Beirut, protesters stormed the Justice Palace demanding an independent judiciary. In Tyre, protests were held in front of the Central Bank as well as commercial banks. Several private school teachers went on strike after schools failed to pay their full salaries.
- Palestinians in Ain el Helwe refugee camp demonstrated in demand of an economic rescue plan from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
Protesters in front of the Cybercrime Bureau as Nabatiye victims interrogated
- Protesters gathered in front of the Cybercrime Bureau in Beirut to denounce the interrogation of protesters from Nabatiye who took to social media to identify their attackers from a few days before.
- “We do not know the nature of the complaints against them,” a lawyer said on behalf of the protesters, “but we know they are from Nabatiye and that they were attacked by groups who are known.”
- Since the start of the revolution, arrests have disproportionately targeted peaceful protesters as hundreds of pro-establishment attackers remain spared.
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