Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri Tenders Resignation amid Weeks of Protestors

President Michel Aoun is Yet to Comment on Resignation

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Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri Tenders Resignation amid Weeks of Protestors
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri Tenders Resignation amid Weeks of Protestors

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has offered to resign amid mass protests that have rocked the country for the past two weeks.

Mr. Hariri said the move is aimed at unlocking the deadlock between the government and the demonstrators who were protesting the planned introduction of WhatsApp call tax. The taxes which were imposed mid-October have since been scrapped.

Mr. Hariri said he had reached a “dead end” and that he would submit his resignation and that of his government to President Michel Aoun. The announcement was received with cheers by the protesters in the country’s capital Beirut.

President Aoun is yet to comment on the resignation.

The violent demonstrations resulted in the closure of banks and academic institutions. Riot police fired tear gas to quell the protests.

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