Lebanon Rises: Special coverage of Lebanon's historic anti-corruption uprising

Lebanon Rises: Special coverage of Lebanon's historic anti-corruption uprising
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19 November, 2019
The New Arab is covering the protests day by day, offering news updates, analysis, commentary and much more. Follow this regularly updated section for the latest on Lebanon's uprising
On 17 October, the Lebanese launched an unprecedented mass uprising against their political class.

The protests were triggered by a regressive tax on WhatsApp messaging service.

But that was just the last straw for a political system that has given the Lebanese nothing but some of the world's worst public services, highest public debt and endemic corruption, leaving little hope for its young generation other to migrate and join the massive diaspora of Lebanese exiles.

Since then, the youth- and woman-led protests have swelled into a historic revolt against not just corruption and ineptitude, but also inequality, patriarchy and the sectarian politics that have dominated the country since its creation throughout the civil war and the Taif Accord.

The New Arab is covering the protests day by day, offering news updates, analysis, commentary and much more. Click on Special Contents below and follow this regularly updated section for the latest on Lebanon's uprising