epa07984991 Lebanese students from various schools wave national flags and shout slogans during ongoing anti-government protests at al-Nour Square in Tripoli, north of Lebanon, 09 November 2019. Protesters demand the president make parliamentary consultations immediately to facilitate the formation of a new government that replaces the recently resigned Cabinet. They also demand the formation of a technocratic government with no political affiliation. Saad Hariri resigned as Prime Minister on 29 October, bringing down the entire Cabinet.  EPA/WAEL HAMZEH
A lack of economic opportunities and the impact of corruption has sparked months of anti-government protests in Lebanon. EPA 

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