Nationwide Protests against State Institutions
- Protesters mobilized all across the country outside state institutions on the uprising’s 51st day.
- In Tripoli, protesters tried to block access to schools and state institutions. In Akkar protestors blocked the North Lebanon Water Establishment offices, the land registry, Ogero, and the Labor Ministry offices. In Zahle, protesters blocked the Zahle Serail, entrance with a long Lebanese flag.
- In Sidon, demonstrators blocked the South Lebanon Water Establishment. In Tyre, protesters gathered outside the Central Bank’s offices. In Nabatieh, protesters gathered outside the car registration center for the second day.
- In Beirut, a march starting in Qasqas arrived at the Association of Banks in Lebanon in Gemmayze and hurled the offices with red paint in protest.
Hariri requests aid from the international community
- According to an official statement, caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri sent requests for help from “friendly” states, including Saudi Arabia, France, Russia, Egypt, Turkey, China, Italy, and the U.S. to help the Lebanese state “by securing credits for imports from these countries, thus ensuring the continuity of food security and raw materials for production in various sectors” ahead of an impending import crisis.
- A European official stated that invitations had been sent out for a December 11 meeting in Paris to convene a meeting of an international support group to mobilize assistance for Lebanon.
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