Today, Friday, protesters blocked a number of roads in different parts of Lebanon in protest against the financial and political crisis that the country has been experiencing for years.
The army worked to reopen the road in the “Jabal Mohsen” area after confrontations with the protesters, during which 15 of its members were wounded.
The demonstrators are protesting against the loss of basic materials such as diesel, gasoline, medicine and milk. Four people were injured in the demonstrations, one of them seriously.
And the deployment of members of the Lebanese army in the “Jabal Mohsen” area, where the confrontations took place.
And the army announced, in a statement on Friday afternoon on its Twitter site, that ten soldiers were “wounded as a result of being stoned in the Jabal Mohsen area by a number of protesters.”
In a separate statement, the army announced that “five soldiers were wounded as a result of youths throwing a grenade at them in the Jabal Mohsen area.”
It is noteworthy that Lebanon is witnessing a severe economic and financial crisis that led to a rise in the exchange rate of the US dollar, as it exceeded 22,000 Lebanese pounds today.
The rise in the dollar exchange rate worsened after Prime Minister Hariri announced his apology for forming the government on Thursday.
And because of the financial and economic crisis, the purchasing power of the Lebanese has declined, in addition to the decline in the ability of the Banque du Liban to meet the government’s decision to support medicines and basic materials listed on the support regulations.