On day 80: protesters keep up actions against the banks
- After Friday’s five hour sit—in in a Blom Bank branch in Halba, Akkar, banks in the Akkar governorate upheld the Association of Banks’ decision to close all banks in the area until further notice.
- Protesters blocked the entrance of the Lebanon and Gulf Bank branch in Sidon with a crane and trucks Saturday morning until a customer’s 16 million LBP cheque from the social security retirement fund was cashed in its entirety. In Bekfaya, protesters egged banks in the early Saturday hours.
Protesters target public officials—past and new
- Protesters stormed the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture, where a session was held in the presence of previous Minister Ahmed Fatfat. Objecting to his presence, protesters forced Fatfat to leave the room.
- Daily workers of the Mina municipality, which had been closed since the collapse of a building’s roof on two sleeping siblings, staged a sit—in at the municipality Saturday for not being paid in the last month and a half.
- Protesters in Tripoli marched to the home of Mohamed Saadieh, the President of the Dennieh Union of Municipalities, demanding that the judiciary investigate the union for theft and corruption.
Beiruti protesters wake up to assault by security forces
- In the early Saturday morning hours, protesters sleeping in a tent in Martyrs’ Square were rudely awakened by masked security forces attempting to dismantle the structure.
- Security forces stormed the tent, confiscated protesters’ phones, and, with knives, tore the tent apart.
- Groups of people staged a protest by the house of Major General Imad Othman, Director General of the Internal Security Forces, in Ras el Nabeh against what they have called “repressive and intimidation tactics.”
Man dies by self—immolation in Tripoli
- Abdelqader al—Jenki, 45, set himself on fire inside his home in northern Tripoli. His home also burned down. He had allegedly been going through difficult living conditions.
- Al-Jenki died instantly. His body was transported to the Tripoli Governmental Hospital.
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