What’s spurring the mass protests in Lebanon?

Demonstrators wave Lebanese national flags as they stand atop a statue on Martyrs' square during an anti-government protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RC1AE78FCA00

Following several days of demonstrations in Lebanon, Hady Amr explains the fundamental issues underlying these protests and who constitutes the protesters’ coalition. Amr, a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, also details the government’s response and how demonstrations may affect the region.

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