Bachir Nakhal of the Lebanese Communist Party analyses the recent protests in Lebanon in the aftermath of the relaxation of COVID-19-related restrictions. He explains the key demands raised by the protesters and how the left has been organizing during the COVID-19 crisis.
Fresh protests were registered in Lebanon over the weekend, with the failure of the country’s ruling elites to resolve the political crisis following the resignation of Saad Hariri as prime minister
Jana Nakhal of the Lebanese Communist Party speaks to Peoples Dispatch about the anti-government, anti-austerity protests in the country.
The new government under Saad Hariri was formed on January 31. Jamil Jabbak, a close associate of Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah, became the health minister despite the US raising allegations that the group would use the ministry to fund ‘terrorist activities’
Large number of people joined the protests organized by the Lebanese Communist Party