“Tsunami of Rage”: Lebanon Braces for Mass Protests Over Blast, Economy in Free Fall

from Zero Hedge

Lebanon is bracing itself for a return to the massive demonstrations and riots which gripped the streets for much of last year, leading to closures of highways, banks, and public buildings. Like the years-long banking crisis, the government is seen as directly responsible for this week’s epic tragedy.

Already Thursday night small, sporadic angry protests popped up downtown areas of Beirut. It’s expected that following ongoing searches of rubble, as well as funerals for the over 135 killed, and initial clean-up efforts of a capital city covered in glass, mass demonstrations are expected to explode.

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