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Lebanon: Hundreds join leftist Beirut march against Hariri's govt.02:27

Lebanon: Hundreds join leftist Beirut march against Hariri's govt.

Lebanon, Beirut
February 17, 2019 at 15:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people joined a march dubbed 'No confidence in this government' in Beirut on Sunday, rejecting the economic and social policies of the new coalition government.

The demonstrators marched through central Beirut to express their distrust in the new government, two days after the country's parliament gave the new government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri a vote of confidence.

The march was organised by various civil society groups and NGOs, including the Lebanese Communist Party. Leader of the People's Movement party Ibrahim al-Halabi, who attended the demonstration, said that "today's demonstration confirms again that there is no confidence in this government."

He went on to say that the new government "like its predecessor with its economic and social policies, is the same as the previous government, so there is no solution in the country except to change this economic and social system."

Lebanon: Hundreds join leftist Beirut march against Hariri's govt.02:27
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Hundreds of people joined a march dubbed 'No confidence in this government' in Beirut on Sunday, rejecting the economic and social policies of the new coalition government.

The demonstrators marched through central Beirut to express their distrust in the new government, two days after the country's parliament gave the new government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri a vote of confidence.

The march was organised by various civil society groups and NGOs, including the Lebanese Communist Party. Leader of the People's Movement party Ibrahim al-Halabi, who attended the demonstration, said that "today's demonstration confirms again that there is no confidence in this government."

He went on to say that the new government "like its predecessor with its economic and social policies, is the same as the previous government, so there is no solution in the country except to change this economic and social system."