Protests commonplace as Lebanon nears brink of disaster

By April 6, 2021
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Lebanon (MNN) — Nationwide protests erupted mid-March in Lebanon and have become relatively common. Hundreds of protestors marched through Beirut in recent weeks to demand political resolution.

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“Everybody’s saying, ‘Oh, we’re in a deep crisis,’ but nobody is offering any solution,” Nuna from Triumphant Mercy Lebanon says of caretaker politicians.

Protestors in October 2019.
(Photo credit: Walid Houweyek)

Two primary forces are driving Lebanese to the streets, she continues. “One is we have been without the government for almost two years. Even the caretaker government now says that they want to bail out and leave a vacuum,” Nuna explains.

“On the other side, the economic crisis. People can’t afford even basic needs anymore.”

While most of Lebanon’s protestors gather for these two reasons, others join demonstrations with a political agenda. “Some people are there just because the leaders told them to go and make problems,” Nuna says.

“Some are terrorists; some are from Hezbollah; some are from the Shiite party.”

In mid-February, Lebanese authorities charged dozens of protestors in Tripoli with terrorism-related offenses. If convicted, these protesters could face the death penalty.

Lebanon desperately needs your intercessory prayers.

“This is how we pray so you can join us. We’re praying [for] God’s intervention because we don’t know how things would change,” Nuna says.

“There is no other solution than God.”

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“The NGOs have been working day and night for the people, but the government is not doing anything. We need prayer,” Nuna states.

“God needs to intervene and shift everything from a desert to a fertile field.”



Header image depicts Beirut protestors in late 2019. (Photo courtesy of Shahen books/Wikimedia Commons)

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